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Chief Investigator for the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office, contacted the City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General concerning allegations that former employee Rachael C. Gagliano, Administrative Support Specialist accepted monetary compensation from one or more contract forensic psychiatrists employed by the Coroner’s Office. Specifically, forensic psychiatrists were paying Gagliano to handle their after-hours and weekend mental health related duty calls concerning Orders of Protective Custody (OPC).

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) followed up on its 2013 report “Orleans Parish Coroner’s Supplemental Payments to Employees and Contractors.” The objective of the follow‐up was to determine if the Coroner’s Office implemented the corrective actions promised in its responses to the 2013 Report.

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) reviewed the supplemental payments disbursed by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office to employees and contractors. The objective of the review was to review the accounting process was in compliance with city policies, and state and federal laws regarding supplemental payments.
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