The question appears on the ballot as “County Referendum 1: Home Rule Charter Amendment Establishing Independent Inspector General.” The question seeks a “Yes” or “No” response.
Currently, the OIG is established by ordinance and can be abolished by a 2/3 vote of the entire County Commission. By inserting the OIG into the Home Rule Charter, voters will be giving this watchdog agency greater independence to perform its mission.
Autonomous and independent, the Miami-Dade County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) was created by the Board of County Commissioners to serve as a watchdog over County practices. Through three distinct yet overlapping functions – audits, investigations and legal/contract oversight – the OIG investigates fraud, waste and abuse, rendering findings based on facts and evidence.
October 1, 2020
Ref #: IG 19-0006-I
A joint Miami-Dade County Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (SAO) criminal investigation of Nona Brown, a former employee of the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts (Clerk’s Office), ended today with Ms. Brown’s plea to the Court. Ms. Brown pled to criminal misdemeanor charges of Petit Theft and Exploitation of Official Position.
Proposed Interim Agreement for the Rapid Mass Transit Solution for the Beach Corridor Trunk Line - RFP 01353
Ref. IG 19-0011-O
Observations on the proposed Interim Agreement and the procurement process for the “Rapid Mass Transit Solution for the Beach Corridor Trunk Line – RFP-01353” (Project).
An OIG inquiry of Exactta, LLC ended in a settlement agreement between Exactta, and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (SAO). The OIG/SAO joint inquiry stemmed from a confidential complaint alleging the underpayment of opportunity fees owed to Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD).
Criminal Charges Filed Against a Former Children’s Trust Grant Recipient for Fraudulent Billing Practices
Ref. IG 17-0036-I
The attached press release from the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office (SAO) announces the filing of charges against former Children’s Trust grant recipient, United Martial Arts Academy, Inc. (UMAA), and its Program Director, Kelly Regalado.