Watchdogs Warn Government Faces Difficulties Stopping Fraud in Coronavirus Relief

The committee of government watchdogs overseeing the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic warned Wednesday that federal agencies face significant challenges rapidly doling out $2 trillion in relief money while stopping fraud and misuse of the funds.

More than three dozen inspectors general across the federal government summarized the biggest challenges Covid-19 poses to their agencies in the first report released by the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, the council of inspectors general tasked with coronavirus oversight.