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Major Procurement Fraud Unit

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MPFU logoIn 1986, in response to growing concerns of fraud, waste and abuse associated with the Army’s acquisition programs, the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command established a requirement for a dedicated force of criminal investigators specialized in investigating contract fraud crimes. In 1987, USACIDC hired regional special agents-in-charge to serve as the Procurement Fraud Unit managers, who were aligned under the existing USACIDC Region Headquarters. These personnel were the first civilian criminal investigators to serve as CID Special Agents.

In April 1991, control of Procurement Fraud Unit elements was centralized under the newly formed Investigative Services Activity and re-designated then as the Major Procurement Fraud Unit (MPFU). Since that time, the MPFU has grown to 33 offices located throughout the continental United States, Germany and Korea and currently has agents deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait in support of contingency operations. The MPFU employs nearly 150 civilian Special Agents and 30 staff and support personnel.

The MPFU is located in Quantico, Virginia. Today, the MPFU directs and conducts all major procurement fraud and contingency contracting investigations for the Army. In the past 10 years alone, the unit has returned more than $2.1 billion to the Treasury, with more than $400 million of those funds returned directly to the Army. The MPFU is a leader for fraud investigations in the Federal investigative community, and routinely spearheads task force operations comprised of multiple agencies. The MPFU works closely with the Department of Justice, local offices of United States Attorneys and investigative agencies, to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Mailing Address:
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command
Attn: MPFU
Russell Knox Building
27130 Telegraph Road
Quantico, VA 22134-2253

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