Allegations the OAG Will Investigate

The OAG focuses its efforts on allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse involving State government officials, State employees, and entities receiving State money or other support.

Allegations the OAG Will Not Investigate

Allegations involving the federal government, units of local government, or nongovernment entities that do not have a contract or grant with a State governmental agency generally are outside of our constitutional and statutory authority.

In addition, we employ a risk-based approach when deciding on allegations to investigate. Generally, allegations against State employees regarding personal matters, rude conduct of an occasional nature, human mistakes, or insignificant matters or allegations without sufficient factual basis typically would not warrant the use of our investigatory resources.

Other State agencies can assist you with certain types of concerns and/or allegations that we generally do not investigate. Examples of those topics include complaints regarding child abuse and neglect, nursing home or other health care issues, welfare or public aid fraud, public utilities, and the like. Please see Other Resources for Reporting Potential Fraud, Waste, Abuse and other Complaints for a listing of common topics and corresponding agency and contact information.