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Nate Cain, estranged wife indicted on federal charges in alleged ripoff of Avoyelles Prison August 11, 2017 | Former prison warden Nate Cain, 50, is facing 18 federal charges over purchases he allegedly made with state credit cards during his tenure at Avoyelles Correctionl Center in Cottonport. His estranged wife, Tonia, 42, was also charged.
Thibodaux Woman Charged with Wire Fraud and Money Laundering July 24, 2017 | Acting US Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Jill Andras LeBlanc, aka Jill Fremin, age 38, was indicted and charged with 18 counts of wire fraud and money laundering for the theft of approximately $369,701. School Owner Convicted of Financial Aid Fraud and Money Laundering June 23, 2017 | Acting U.S. Attorney Corey Amundson announced that a federal jury convicted Alden Hall, age 58, of numerous federal offenses in connection with her multi-year scheme to defraud the U.S. Department of Education and steal Pell Grant Funds.
Supreseding Indictment Handed Down in Alternatives Living, Inc. for Conspiracy and Theft of Federal Funds May 18, 2017 | Acting US Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Rickey Roberson, 47, and Ada Craige-Roberson, 43, both of New Orleans, were indicted today in a twelve count superseding indictment for conspiracy and theft of federal funds. State OIG Releases Report on the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission - Walter Reed April 10, 2017 | The Office of State Inspector General (OIG) began an investigation after learning from multiple sources, including the New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission, that Walter Reed, District Attorney for the 22nd Judicial District (St. Tammany and Washington Parishes) had reported income from the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission on Personal Financial Disclosure forms filed with the Louisiana Ethics Administration Program.
OIG 2016 Annual Report March 21, 2017 | 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. The Louisiana State Inspector General is an independent office dedicated to investigating fraud and public corruption. Inspectors General: Funding, Access Create Hurdles for Corruption Investigations in LA January 31, 2017 | LA Inspector General Stephen Street is bracing for the threat of another round of budget cuts, and he said he sees his job as one that sets him up to be an easy target.
Independent Inspectors General Under Siege: A Tale of Two State Inspectors General January 30, 2017 | Advocates for transparent and corruption-free government agree that independent Inspectors General are a critical asset in ensuring that public funds are not wasted or endangered by corrupt officials. More and more states and cities in the U.S. now have Inspectors General as part of their oversight structures, and the numbers keep going up. But setting up an Inspector General’s office and providing it with some form of independent powers and a budget does not always guarantee a happy ending for seekers of honest and efficient government, even when an OIG is demonstrably successful at its mission of saving taxpayer money by revealing fraud and waste. Both Louisiana State Inspector General Stephen Street and former New Jersey State Inspector General Mary Jane Cooper have faced numerous challenges to their offices over the last few years. Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street Reelected President of National Association of Inspectors General November 30, 2016 | On November 15, 2016, Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street was unanimously reelected to serve a second two-year term as President of the National Association of Inspectors General (AIG). The vote took place at the annual AIG Board meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Street has served as AIG President since January 1, 2015. His second term will begin on January 1, 2017.
Inspectors General are the Constant November 29, 2016 | "We are the flank." On July 2, 1863, Colonel Joshua Chamberlain uttered these words as he and his men prepared to defend Little Round Top at Gettysburg. Colonel Chamberlain had his men look to their left. There was no one there. They were the fla Former Veteran's Home Administrator Arrested on IG Warrant August 11, 2016 | Thomas Shoemaker of Monroe surrendered on a felony warrant obtained by the Louisiana Office of State Inspector General for Exploitation of Persons with Infirmities and Theft of Assets of a Person who is Aged or Person with Disability.
The Advocate: In Fresh Black Eye for LA Film Incentives, State IG Finds Overbilling in 2 Programs About New Orleans Saints June 30, 2016 | In the latest black eye for Louisiana’s troubled film subsidy program, the state’s inspector general released a report Wednesday that says a production company behind two programs about the New Orleans Saints bilked taxpayers out of at least $420,000 and possibly more than $1 million. Times Picayune: 'Sean Payton Show' Producer Received $1 Million in Improper Tax Credits, IG Says June 30, 2016 | The state inspector general says a production company received more than $1 million in tax credits for expenses that were inflated or never incurred in the making of 'The Sean Payton Show' and a reality television show that never aired.
Family Running Non-Profit Indicted for Theft of Funds Intended for the Needy June 17, 2016 | U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that Rickey Roberson, his wife Ada Craige-Roberson, and her mother Melanie Duplechain, of New Orleans, were charged in a three count indictment for conspiracy and theft of federal funds. Houma Today: Protect the Inspector General's Office May 18, 2016 | Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street is right to question the motives of those who would deprive our state of his office.

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