Stephen B. Street, Jr., State Inspector General
Stephen B. Street, Jr., State Inspector General


The mission of the Louisiana State Office of Inspector General is to help prevent and detect waste, mismanagement, abuse, fraud, and corruption in the executive brand of the state government without regard to partisan politics, allegiances, status, or influence.

The Louisiana State Inspector General is an independent office with a mission to investigate white collar criminal and public corruption cases, and to prevent fraud and corruption in the executive branch of state 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.

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Any person, including public employees, may file complaints or provide information concerning the operation of state government with the Office of State Inspector General.

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Public Report: DCFS Mitchell Robinson III

Date Published: 03-18-2024
Category: Public Report

OIG issued a public report detailing the investigation into the fentanyl overdose death of two year- old Mitchell Robinson III on June 26, 2022, and actions of the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) related to the same.

Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE) Supplemental Report

Date Published: 12-18-2023
Category: Public Report

On May 8, 2023 the Office of State Inspector General (OIG) issued a report of our investigation into certain actions of the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE) and certain employees of the board after the board's chief administrative officer, Fabian Blache III, was placed on Administrative Leave in July of 2021. As stated in that report, additional matters remained under investigation. On December 18, 2023, OIG issued a supplemental report that details our further investigation into those remaining matters.

Springfield Man Sentenced to 48 Months in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud in Connection with Fraudulent Scheme to Obtain Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

Date Published: 09-15-2023
Category: Press Release

Baton Rouge, La - United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that U.S. Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced Chaz Ryan Watkins, age 35, of Springfield, Louisiana, to 48 months in federal prison following his conviction for wire fraud in connection with a fraudulent scheme to obtain pandemic unemployment benefits.

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About the OIG...

The Office of State Inspector General is a law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the executive branch of state government as defined in Title 36 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes. This jurisdiction includes a selection of state agencies and a selection of state boards and commissions. OIG jurisdiction may extend to vendors and contractors who conduct business with a covered state agency, as well as programs that are funded with grants issued by a covered state agency.

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Louisiana State Inspector General

MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 94095, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 602 North 5th Street, Suite 621, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

PHONE NUMBER: (225) 342-4262 | FAX NUMBER: (225) 342-6761


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