Eliminating Fraud, Waste & Abuse
Supervision & Enforcement Actions
From the General Counsel
Since her arrival, Administrator Karen Mills has been focused on risk and the elimination of fraud, waste and abuse. Under her leadership the Agency has instituted a three-prong approach to maintaining the integrity of our programs:
- Providing greater focus on preventing fraud or abuse before it happens;
- Continual monitoring of loans in the SBA portfolio; and
- Strengthening our enforcement function by punishing bad actors.
This approach has been extremely successful in our efforts to root out fraud, waste and abuse in government contracting and we are achieving similar results in lender oversight. For example, in the past three fiscal years, we've declined to renew delegated lending authority over 300 times for SBA lenders, where these entities did not meet SBA loan standards. We've also suspended or debarred over 65 loan officers, loan brokers, packagers, and applicants in the 7(a) program.
We also initiated a new "Lender Supervision and Enforcement Task Force" with the aim of originating enhanced supervision and enforcement actions.
To highlight these advancements and in furtherance of the Administration's focus on transparency, we have developed this new page. It logs the number of contracting and lending actions, as well as lists parties alphabetically, for searching ease. We will be updated the page regularly to reflect our continued focus on robust agency enforcement.
Sara D. Lipscomb, General Counsel
Enforcement Actions of Note
- SBA Obtains $256K Judgment Against Fraudulent Medico
- Statement from SBA Administrator Karen Mills on the Revocation of EDF's Authority to Participate in the 504 Loan Program
Contracting: Suspensions and Debarments by Year
|Fiscal Year||Suspensions||Proposed Debarments||Debarments||Total|
Lending: Suspensions and Debarments by Year
|Fiscal Year||Applicant||Agent||Loan Officer||Total|
To report fraud waste and abuse, visit the Office of Inspector General Hotline