Q & A Session – Harassed by Inspector General


Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.


I believe I am being harassed by an Inspector General and I am not sure how to fight this. I am a Commissioner on a Federal Commission. My non-profit is not in the position to take on the federal government and I have been reminded by many that this IG’s actions could be a career buster for me. What should I do?


In your position, you have an obligation to cooperate with an Inspector General. There is no way to fight it, but being prepared and truthful in responses are good starting places.

Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw Bransford & Roth PC.

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