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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published July 28, 2010

CARDIN TO CHAIR PASSPORT FRAUD HEARING



Hearing Will Reveal the Results of a New GAO Undercover Investigation

Washington, DC
U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), chairman of the Judiciary Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee, will chair a hearing on Thursday, July 29, at 2:30 PM ET entitled “The Passport Issuance Process: Closing the Door to Fraud, Part II.” The hearing will reveal the results of a new undercover investigation conducted by the Government Accountability Office at the Subcommittee’s request and follows up on a Subcommittee hearing chaired by Senator Cardin on May 5, 2009.

WHAT:
Judiciary Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee
“The Passport Issuance Process: Closing the Door to Fraud, Part II”

WHEN:
Thursday, July 29, at 2:30 PM ET

WHERE: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC

WITNESSES: (order subject to change)

Gregory D. Kutz
Forensic Audits and Special Investigations Unit
Government Accountability Office

Brenda S. Sprague
Bureau of Consular Affairs
U.S. Department of State

*** LIVE WEBCAST OF THE HEARING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/hearing.cfm?id=4723