Poor bill payment practices by the Federal Bureau of Investigation resulted in some of the bureau's wiretaps being turned off by the phone company because of late payments.

A report by the FBI's Office of the Inspector General found problems with the way the bureau has been handling confidential funds to support its undercover activities. The report criticized the antiquated Financial Management System the FBI has been using since 1986 to track and pay requests for confidential case funds at its field divisions.

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