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.

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 | (}

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

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

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