Federal Audit Reveals DOJ Office Overstated Number of Terrorism Convictions
Not very good at keeping records in order
Shoddy recordkeeping led to significant overstating of terrorism convictions and other inaccuracies by a Justice Department branch that coordinates U.S. attorneys' offices across the country, according to a federal audit.
The audit by the department's inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, found that theExecutive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) overstated the number of terrorism-related defendants who had been found guilty in fiscal 2009 by 13 percent and then overstated the same statistic in fiscal 2010 by 26 percent.