Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Settlement with Norwegian Not-For-Profit, Resolving Claims that it Provided Material Support to Iran, Hamas, and Other Prohibited Parties Under U.S. Law

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Ann Calvaresi Barr, Inspector General for the U.S. Agency for International Development (“USAID”), announced today the filing and settlement of a civil fraud complaint against NORWEGIAN PEOPLE’S AID (“NPA”), a non-profit, non-governmental organization headquartered in Norway, that receives funding from USAID.

Assistant Inspector General of Investigations

Ms. Gallagher currently serves as USAID’s Assistant Inspector General for Investigations.  In this capacity, she oversees OIG investigative operations aimed at promoting the integrity of agency personnel, programs, and operations and responding to allegations of waste, fraud, and abuse, while advancing partnerships with other oversight and law enforcement organizations across the globe.

Acting Deputy Inspector General, performing the duties of the Inspector General

Nicole Angarella is the Acting Deputy Inspector General for USAID. In this role, Ms. Angarella leads OIG’s oversight of USAID, Millennium Challenge Corporation, U.S. African Development Foundation, and Inter-American Foundation. Ms. Angarella also works closely with the Inspectors General of the Department of State and the Department of Defense to coordinate oversight activities under the Lead Inspector General for Overseas Contingency Operations framework.