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We prevent and detect fraud and abuse and promote efficiency and effectiveness of the programs and operations of the City of New Orleans.

In 2015 alone, the OIG identified

$8.5 million

in waste and fraud

From 2009 to 2015, the OIG saved the City an estimated

$66.4 million

Since the May 2014 NOPD Staffing report
the police superintendent has moved

more officers

to the street

Since the November 2014
NOPD sex crimes unit investigation, NOPD has

re-organized the department

and re-opened cases

The City implemented a recommendation from a 2013 OIG report and generated

$13.2 million

in 2015

The OIG issued

55 reports, 22 follow-ups, and 17 public letters

in the past five years

The OIG has oversight responsibility for more than

6,500 employees and $2 billion in assets

throughout New Orleans

Joint investigations between the OIG and its law enforcement partners resulted in

13 indictments, convictions, and sentencings

in 2015

OIG News Conference

New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux and Assistant Inspector General Howard Schwartz appeared at an OIG news conference to discuss a new OIG public letter titled "Serious Problems with Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund for the City of New Orleans."


The Inside Story

Watch our video to learn about our mission and the kinds of work we do to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in operations and programs of the City of New Orleans.

Construction Fraud Division

Cconstruction of a new $826 million terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
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 new $826 million terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

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