The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) continues to investigate waste, fraud and abuse within the E-rate program and is working closely with the FCC and USAC.
The DoJ stated that they are continuing
"…its nationwide investigation of bid rigging and fraud in the E-Rate program……In 2006, more than $4 million in criminal fines and restitution were imposed as a result of this investigation. In total, the Division has charged 14 individuals and 12 companies in connection with schemes to defraud the E-Rate program and schools across the country. Defendants have been sentenced to 4,380 days in prison and have agreed to pay criminal fines and restitution totaling more than $40 million."
The Department of Justice Press Release may be viewed in its entirety at http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2006/December/06_at_856.html