COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES” WASHINGTON. D.C. 20548 B-171526 February 1, 19'il llllllllllllllllllllllllllll LM095731 I’ ! Dear Mr. Chairman: In a letter we received on December 4, 1970, you enclosed materials which had been submitted to you by the Department of I i-State dealing with the Agency for International Developmentls ' ) 3 ? ^3-c. :, relationships with the Charter Company. You asked that we review b.2 5 ("2 ,' the materials to determine if they -. were -.._.fully r&?;~%~~%L-~r _. _. _._. _-.-w-1"' requmr-had-sub&t-ted ITcd-T5Fito -.-..-- the e.Fi.-----. Secretary__gf.State .-- on October 12, 1917u, --Copies of all correspondence, internal and external. --Copies of all memoranda, including memoranda of conversations. --Copies of all pertinent contracts or agreements. --Copies of any performance, audit, or similar reports and documents. --A copy of any draftinvestigative reports on this matter prepared by the Office of the Inspector General. --Any other materials that would be useful to the Committee in appraising this case. In reviewing the Inspector General's report to you, we observed that there were frequent references to letters, interviews, contracts, cablegrams, and other material which formed the basis for conclusions reached in the report. We listed each instance where these supporting data were referred to in the report and checked the listing against the data you furnished us. On the basis of this test, we conclude that the Inspector General did not furnish the Committee all of the supporting docu- ments and that the Committee's request was not fully complied with. The Inspector General stated in his November 12, 1970, report to you that the entire files of the Nicaragua and Panama projects had been made a part of the record, but the Panama file was not included in the reference material you furnished us. We did find a few documents referring to the Panama project but nothing that we would consider to be an entire file. We are unable to appraise the significance of the omissions without a thorough review of State Department and Agency for International Development files. In accordance with arrangements made with your office, we understand that this will not be necessary at this time. We are pleased to have been of assistance to you in this matter. Comptroller General of the United States The Honorable J. W. Fulbright, Chairman /"' I Committee on Foreign Relations I! 1 United States Senate -2-
Review of Materials for Responsiveness to Request
Published by the Government Accountability Office on 1971-02-01.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report. (PDF)