Will the new Inspector General explore the contacts faux whistleblower Mike Maxwell claimed to have had in the IG in 2006 and Maxwell’s ability to place hires within the Interpol liaison office in DOJ in 2006? Hires who were put in place to allow the National Benefits Center in Missouri to clean up their previous failures to background check benefit applicants thru the Interpol databases?
DHS Inspector General
John Roth served as the Director of the Office of Criminal Investigations at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a position he has held since 2012. Prior to that, he was Special Counsel for International Money Laundering Policy at the Department of Justice (DOJ) from 2010 to 2012. Prior to this, Mr. Roth was the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Attorney General at DOJ from 2008 to 2009 and Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at DOJ from 2007 to 2008. From 2004 to 2007 and 2009 to 2010, Mr. Roth worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia in several roles, including Chief of the Fraud and Public Corruption Section and Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney for Operations. Previously, Mr. Roth served as Section Chief at DOJ’s Criminal Division for the Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs Section and the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section from 1999 to 2004, including serving a detail as Senior Counsel and Team Leader for the 9/11 Commission from 2003 to 2004. From 1994 to 1999, he was Chief of the Narcotics Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida and from 1987 to 1994 he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Roth received a B.A. and J.D. from Wayne State University.