The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its 2017 Annual Report.
The OIG identified more than $97 million in potential savings to the City between 2009 and 2017.
Three reports and public letters released in 2017 bring the office tally to 140 between 2009 and 2017. Public safety and government entities at high risk for fraud and waste remained the OIG's top priorities last year.
Joint investigations with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners led to 31 criminal actions in 2017. Eleven administrative actions resulted in termination of 10 city employees and suspensions or reprimands of 1 other
The mission of the Construction Fraud Division is to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in public projects for the City of New Orleans, with a focus on construction of a nearly $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.