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Office of the Inspector General

About The Office

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is a statutorily created independent entity whose mission is to detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs. The OIG investigates alleged violations of criminal and civil laws by DOJ employees and also audits and inspects DOJ programs. The Inspector General, who is appointed by the President subject to Senate confirmation, reports to the Attorney General and Congress.

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) consists of a front office, which is comprised of the Inspector General, the Deputy Inspector General, the Office of the General Counsel, and five major components. Each division is headed by an Assistant Inspector General. The five OIG components are: the Audit Division, Investigations Division, Evaluations and Inspections Division, the Oversight and Review Division, and the Management and Planning Division.


OIG org chart Oversight and Review Division Audit Division Investigations Division Evaluations and Inspections Division Management and Planning Division
  • Inspector General – Michael E. Horowitz
  • Deputy Inspector General – Cynthia A. Schnedar
    • Office of General Counsel, General Counsel – William M. Blier
    • Senior Counsel to the Inspector General/Chief of Staff – Jay N. Lerner
    • Senior Counsel to the Inspector General – Robert P. Storch
      • Oversight and Review Division, Assistant Inspector General – Carol F. Ochoa
      • Audit Division, Assistant Inspector General – Raymond J. Beaudet
        • Field Structure

          Atlanta, GA
          Chicago, IL
          Dallas, TX
          Denver, CO
          Philadelphia, PA
          San Francisco, CA
          Washington, DC

      • Investigations Division, Assistant Inspector General – George L. Dorsett
        • Field Structure

          Atlanta, GA
          Boston, MA
          Trenton, NJ
          Chicago, IL
          Dallas, TX
          Denver, CO
          Detroit, MI
          El Paso, TX
          Houston, TX
          Los Angelos, CA
          Miami, FL
          New York, NY
          San Francisco, CA
          Trenton, NJ
          Tucson, AZ
          Washington, DC

      • Evaluation and Inspections Division, Assistant Inspector General – Nina S. Pelletier
      • Management and Planning Division, Assistant Inspector General – Gregory T. Peters
Updated: September 2013
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In memory of OIG Special Agent William "Buddy" Sentner