CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS OF FRAUD OFFENSES
|Publication Date:||6 February 2003|
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in Appendix 3 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), also known and referred to in this instruction as the "Inspector General Act of 1978," as amended (Reference (a)), and DoD Directive (DoDD) 5106.01 (Reference (b)), this instruction:
a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5505.2 (Reference (c)).
b. Establishes the authority to initiate, conduct, and supervise fraud investigations within the DoD (including the Military Departments) and other investigations as the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG DoD) deems appropriate.
c. Gives particular regard to the activities of the Military Departments to avoid duplication of effort and ensure efficient and effective coordination and cooperation.
d. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for determining which of the Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations (DCIOs) will conduct investigations of fraud offenses in accordance with both Title 18, U.S.C. (Reference (d)) and chapter 47 of Title 10, U.S.C., also known and referred to in this instruction as the "Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)" (Reference (e)), for those persons subject to the UCMJ.
APPLICABILITY. This instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the IG DoD (OIG DoD), the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").