MPFUMajor Procurement Fraud Unit
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There are some civilian special agents within the specialized units, specifically MPFU and CCIU, however, the bulk of the force is Soldiers, many who have attended advanced programs in law enforcement techniques, criminal investigations, tactics and procedures.
Second, the investigators were currently investigating the contractor in response to an allegation that the MPFU had received from a government employee involving fraudulent contractor performance under another contract.
During February 2007, and shortly after MPFU personnel briefed the Secretary of the Army on the problems associated with contracting operations in Iraq and Kuwait, the Secretary tasked the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) to assess contracting activities throughout U.S.
Member organizations of the Task Force include the Army's MPFU, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, the DoD Defense Criminal Investigative Service, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
With six subordinate field offices and more than 27 resident agencies, the civilian special agents of MPFU conduct investigations into allegations of fraud associated with the Army's major acquisitions programs, such as weapons systems, support systems and civil/military construction contracts awarded by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Over the past 10 years, MPFU has recovered more than $1.5 billion dollars, of which $411.2 million has been returned directly to the Army.
With such substantial sums of money at stake comes a large responsibility, one that all MPFU agents hold in the highest regard.
MPFU agents investigate all types of fraud, kickback schemes, double-billing plots and bribery.
After countless hours of investigative work by the MPFU, the contractor pled guilty to major fraud against the U.S.
The MPFU centrally directs and coordinates all fraud investigations worldwide.
MPFU also investigates major procurement or contract fraud.
CID agents from the MPFU were assigned to three joint-assestment teams comprised of experts in logistics, munitions safety, and LOGSEC operations.