Office of State Inspector General, State of Louisiana | Stephen B. Street, Jr., State Inspector General

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.

September 15, 2023: Springfield Man Sentenced to 48 Months in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud in Connection with Fraudulent Scheme to Obtain Pandemic Unemployment Benefits | (US DOJ, The Advocate)

June 21, 2023: Former Financial Director of Monroe Hospital Sentenced for Committing Wire Fraud | (US DOJ)

May 8, 2023: Public Report issued regarding investigation of Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE)

February 10, 2023: Springfield Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Wire Fraud in Connection with Fraudulent Scheme to Obtain Pandemic Unemployment Benefits | (US DOJ | The Advocate)

January 11, 2023: Baton Rouge Man Sentenced to 132 Months in Federal Prison for Fraud Scheme and Money Laundering Relating to Financial Aid and COVID Fraud | (US DOJ)

January 10, 2023: Baton Rouge man who masterminded $1.8M student loan scam gets 11 years in federal prison | (The Advocate)

August 4, 2022: Former Southern University Professor Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison for Mail Fraud and Money Laundering After Living as a Fugitive in Iran and Turkey for More than a Decade | (US DOJ)

April 29, 2022: Greensburg Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Theft of Government Funds | (US DOJ)

March 22, 2022: Federal Jury Convicts Baton Rouge Man of Fraud Scheme and Money Laundering Relating to Financial Aid Fraud | (US DOJ)

March 16, 2022: Former Caddo Parish Commissioner and Sister Sentenced to Time in Federal Prison | (US DOJ)

February 3, 2022: Fraudsters Set to Pounce on Massive Infrastructure Money (PEW Charitable Trusts)

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