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. 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.

January 31, 2020: Former Major at Angola Prison Convicted of Beating a Handcuffed and Shackled Inmate | (US DOJ)

January 16, 2020: Webster Parish Non-Profit Director Sentenced for Stealing More Than $1 Million From Federal Feeding Program | (US DOJ)

September 18, 2019: Webster Parish non-profit director pleads guilty to stealing more than $1 million from feeding program | (US DOJ)

August 15, 2019: Former Correctional Officers Sentenced For Assault Of Handcuffed Inmate At Elayn Hunt Correctional Center | (US DOJ)

June 27, 2019: Bossier Parish Community College comptroller, 2 others indicted for stealing more than $250,000 | (US DOJ)

June 18, 2019: Stephen Street Talks About The Nate Cain Prison Sentence (Talk 107.3)

June 17, 2019: Former Avoyelles Correctional Center warden and ex-wife sentenced to prison for stealing taxpayer money for personal benefit | (US DOJ)

May 25, 2019: Webster Parish nonprofit director indicted for stealing more than $1 million from feeding program | (US DOJ)

May 16, 2019: Former state fire marshal inspector convicted, sentenced | (WAFB)

April 25, 2019: Former fire inspector gets probation for lying about inspection of Grand Isle motel where fatal fire occurred | (NOLA.com}

April 12, 2019: Former state fire inspector Nunzio Marchiafava convicted of records felony | (Orleans Parish DA)

April 12, 2019: Ex-fire inspector convicted of felony in case linked to deadly Grand Isle motel blaze | (New Orleans Advocate)

March 13, 2019: Ex-warden Nate Cain pleads guilty mid-trial in federal corruption case, just as ex-wife was set to testify (The Advocate Baton Rouge)

March 13, 2019: Former Avoyelles Correctional Center warden pleads guilty fraud charges | (US DOJ)

March 12, 2019: Investigator describes personal purchases Nate Cain ordered with state money (KALB Alexandria)

Before trial of ex-prison warden Nate Cain, former employee pleads guilty to concealing felony (The Advocate Baton Rouge)

March 1, 2019: More charges for Caddo Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne, sister (Shreveport Times)

February 28, 2019: Additional charges filed against Lynn Cawthorne and his sister related to defrauding a summer feeding program. | (USDOJ)

February 27, 2019 Fighting Public Corruption: IG Stephen Street speaks at Rotary Club

February 7, 2019: Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Two Handcuffed Inmates at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center | (USDOJ)

January 14, 2019: Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street begins third term as President of National Association of 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.
Initiation
Screening
Disposition
Audit or Investigation
If Audit
If Investigation