Office of State Inspector General - Stephen B. Street, Jr., State Inspector General - State of LouisianaWelcome. The mission of the Louisiana Office of State Inspector General is to help prevent and detect waste, mismanagement, abuse, fraud, and corruption in the executive branch of state government without regard to partisan politics, allegiances, status, or influence.
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The Louisiana State Inspector General is an independent office with a mission to investigate white collar criminal and public corruption cases, and to root out and prevent fraud and corruption in government.  The office is a designated law enforcement agency by statute, with the associated investigative powers and privileges.  Stephen Street has served as Louisiana’s Inspector General since January of 2008, and was confirmed by the Louisiana Senate for a second six-year term that runs through January of 2020.  For more information on Inspector General Street, please visit the “About the Inspector General” page. All public records requests should be directed to Joe Lotwick, Custodian of Records for the Office of State Inspector General.

November 8, 2018 Former Major at Angola Prison Convicted of Beating a Handcuffed and Shackled Inmate | (US DOJ)

October 31, 2018 One Correctional Offcier indicted, two plead guilty for assaulting handcuffed and shackled inmate at Elyan Hunt Correctional Center | (US DOJ)

August 10, 2018 U.S. Fifth Circuit Reinstates Hoffman, Arata Felony Fraud Counts, Vacates Probation Sentences | (

August 9, 2018 U.S. Fifth Circuit Reinstates Hoffman, Arata Felony Fraud Counts, Vacates Probation Sentences

August 6, 2018 Former Baker City Court Probation Officer Convicted of Public Bribery

July 9, 2018 Former Avoyelles Correctional Center warden's ex-wife pleads guilty to conspiracy charge

June 28, 2018 Tonia Bandy, ex-wife of former prison warden Nate Cain, to plead guilty in corruption case

June 18, 2018 Case against former warden Nate Cain and ex-wife in alleged ripoff of Avoyelles prison will move forward

June 6, 2018 Thibodeaux Woman Sentenced to 100 Months Imprisonment for Wire Fraud Scheme Which Netted $350,000

April 26, 2018 Federal grand jury indicts two for stealing $536,000 from children’s meal program

March 8, 2018 Inspector General Releases 2017 Annual Report

January 29, 2018 Former Major at Angola Prison Convicted of Federal Obstruction Offenses in Connection with Beating of Handcuffed and Shackled Inmate

January 19, 2018 Former School Owner and CEO Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Federal Financial Aid Fraud Scheme

January 8, 2018 Thibodaux Woman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Theft of Government Check

January 8, 2018  Arcadia Council Woman to Spend a Year in Prison for Theft

December 21, 2017 Chief Financial Officer Sentenced to 13 Months in Federal Prison

October 26, 2017 OIG Criminal Investigator Tom Boulton Receives Outstanding Collaborative Investigation Award from United States Department of Justice

October 19, 2017 Inspector General Investigation of New Roads Mayor Results in Felony Plea, Resignation

September 26, 2017 Councilwoman Convicted for Stealing from Town of Arcadia

September 21, 2017 CFO of Non-Profit Pleads Guilty to Theft of Federal Grant Funds

August 11, 2017 U.S. Attorney’s Office indicts former Avoyelles Correctional Center warden, wife on fraud charges

August 11, 2017  Nate Cain and estranged wife indicted on federal charges

July 24, 2017 Thibodaux Woman Charged with Wire Fraud and Money Laundering for the Theft of Approximately $369,701

June 26, 2017  School Owner Convicted of Federal Financial Aid Fraud and Money Laundering Offenses

May 18, 2017 Superseding Indictment Handed Down in Alternatives Living, Inc. for Conspiracy and Theft of Federal Funds

April 21, 2017 Inspector General Street to be Featured Speaker at May 2017 Better Business Bureau Luncheon

April 10, 2017 OIG Releases Report on GNOEC - Reed

March 21, 2017  OIG Annual Report 2016

January 31, 2017 Inspectors General:  Funding, Access Create Hurdles for Corruption Investigations

January 30, 2017 Independent Inspectors General Under Siege:  A Tale of Two State Inspectors General

State Inspector General Stephen B. Street, Jr.

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How the OIG works...
The Office of State Inspector General (OIG) is comprised of an Audit Division and an Investigation Division. The Inspector General initiates audits and investigations from complaints and referrals received in the office and from internal assessments of high-risk areas performed by OIG management. The flow chart below provides a detailed description of our audit and investigative processes.
Audit or Investigation
If Audit
If Investigation