DEA Failed to Properly Consider Risks When Laundering Money for Drug Traffickers

Government Executive: The Drug Enforcement Administration failed to institute adequate checks or risk mitigation when engaging in covert operations to launder money for drug traffickers, according to a new audit, and ultimately jeopardized public safety.

DEA agents regularly ignored steps designed to ensure proper oversight when engaged in the undercover activity, known as Attorney General Exempted Operations, the Justice Department's inspector general found in a report released Wednesday.

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