David C. Williams (Inspector General)

David C. Williams
Nationality American
Title Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service

David C. Williams is the Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Postal Service, in the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General. [1][2]

After Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Assistant Inspector General David P. Weber alleged improper conduct by SEC Inspector General David Kotz in the investigation of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, Williams was brought in to conduct an independent, outside review of Kotz's alleged improper conduct in 2012.[3] The Williams Report questioned Kotz’s work on the Madoff investigation, because Kotz was a "very good friend" with Markopolos.[4][5] Although investigators were not able to determine when Kotz and Markopolos became friends, the Report concluded that it would have violated U.S. ethics rules if their relationship began before or during Kotz’s investigation of Madoff.[4][6]

In June 2013, Williams criticized the Postal Service's real estate contract with CBRE, a multinational real estate company.[7]


  1. "David C. Williams: Inspector General, United States Postal Service". UUSPS Office of Inspector General. Archived from the original on February 15, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  2. "From innovation to Monty Python: An interview with the U.S. Postal Service's inspector general". The Washington Post. February 24, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  3. Schmidt, Robert (January 25, 2013). "SEC Said to Back Hire of U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General". Bloomberg. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  4. 1 2 Robert Schmidt & Joshua Gallu (October 26, 2012). "Former SEC Watchdog Kotz Violated Ethics Rules, Review Finds". Bloomberg. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  5. "David Kotz, Ex-SEC Inspector General, May Have Had Conflicts Of Interest". Huffington Post. October 5, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  6. Sarah N. Lynch (November 15, 2012). "David Weber Lawsuit: Ex-SEC Investigator Accused Of Wanting To Carry A Gun At Work, Suing For $20 Million". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved February 10, 2013.
  7. Byrne, Peter (September 18, 2013). "Going Postal: The husband of US Senator Dianne Feinstein has been selling post offices to his friends, cheap.". East Bay Express. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
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