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Statement From New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott On The Sentencing Of David Sweat, 2/3/16

New York State Office of the Welfare Inspector General 2015 Annual Report, 2/2/16

State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities Employee Pleads Guilty In Government Issued Credit Card Theft Scheme, 1/22/16 (Press Release)

Niagara Falls Man Accused Of Defrauding Workers' Compensation System For More Than $82,000, 1/8/16

Former Top State Prison Internal Affairs Official Pleads Guilty To Criminal Coercion For Inappropriate Sexual Conduct With Subordinate Employee, 1/6/16

Statement Of Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott Upon The CriminaL Coercion Guilty Plea Of James A. Ferro, The Former Director Of Operations For The State Prison System's Special Investigations Unit, 1/5/16

Criminal Ring Charged With Stealing Dozens Of New Laptop Computers Meant For State Offices And Selling Them Through Facebook, 1/4/16

Elmira Bartender And An Auto Mechanic Charged With Over $25,000 Combined In Workers' Compensation Fraud Schemes, 12/21/15

Schenectady Home Improvement Contractor Charged With Repeated Felony False Filings In Workers' Compensation Fraud Scheme, 12/16/15

Former Troy Housing Authority Official Indicted For Theft Of Nearly $50,000 In Food Stamps And Housing Aid, 12/3/15

Second Individual Charged In Ongoing New York Power Authority Procurement Fraud Investigation, 12/3/15

Red Bull For Welfare And Sham Landlord Schemes Lead To Arrests Of NYC Social Services Boss And 11 Others In $1.5 Million Public Benefits Theft, 12/1/15

Key Player In DMV Commercial Driver License Fraud Ring Sentenced To Prison, 11/24/15

Statement By Isnpector General Catherine Leahy Scott On Former Office Of The Medicaid Inspector General Employee Joseph Flora's Ethics Violations, 11/23/15

Business Bilked State Insurance Plan For More Than $1.6 Million By Selling Public Employees Earbuds And Billing As If They Were Medically Necessary Hearing Aids, 11/23/15

Newburgh Business Owner Pleads Guilty To Workers' Compensation Fraud As Part Of Tax Evasion Case, 11/23/15

State Parks Employee charged With Theft Of More Than $62,000 In Dock And Boat Rental Fees At Thousand Islands Park, 11/18/15

Statement By New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott On David Sweat's Guilty Plea, 11/13/15

Central New York And Southern Tier Business Owners Charged In Workers' Compensation Fraud Sweep, 11/12/15

State Office For People With Developmental Disabilities Employee And Her Housemate Charged In Government Issued Credit Card Theft Scheme, 11/10/15

Queens Woman Charged In Theft Of Nearly $80,000 In Welfare Benefits While Supported By Court Officer's Six Figure Income, 11/9/15

Statement By New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott On Joyce Mitchell's Restitution, 11/6/15

Former State Corrections Sergeant Pleads Guilty To Workers' Compensation Fraud; Said He Was Unable To Work While Running A Cayuga County Car Dealership, 11/5/15

Statement from New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott On Gene Palmer's Arraignment, 11/4/15

State Highway Worker Charged And Pleads Guilty To Workers' Compensation Fraud, 11/4/15

Oneida County Man Sentenced For Defrauding State Health Insurance Program For More Than $200,000, 10/30/15

Former Head WCC Basketball Coach Charged With Using Falsified And Forged Transcripts To Get Players Accepted At NCAA Schools, 10/29/15

Direct Care Worker For Developmentally Disabled Defrauded State Of Nearly $40,000 For Work Not Performed, 10/28/15

Capital Region Landlord Charged As A Welfare Cheat In The Bronx, 10/28/15

Rensselaer County Supervising Fraud Investigator Charged With Filing False Report To Help Troy Housing Official Evade Arrest, 10/19/15

Rochester Business Owner Charged With Food Stamp Fraud, 10/16/15

The owners Of A Southern Tier Medical Transport Company Falsified Workers Comp Certifications And Stole More Than $1.3 Million From Medicaid, 10/5/15

Investigation Into Search And Seizures Of Commercial Fishing Catches Leads to Substantial Changes To Policies And Operations At State Department Of Environmental Conservation, 9/30/15

Former State Department Of Transportation Employee Pleads Guilty To Charges He Used State Issued Credit Card To buy Gas For Personal Use More Than 100 Times, 9/29/15

Statement by New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott Regarding Sentencing of Clinton Correctional Facility Escape Accomplice Joyce Mitchell, 9/28/15

Manhattan Messenger Used Phony Social Security Numbers To Steal More Than $280,000 In Unemployment And Public Assistance Benefits, 9/14/15

Sullivan County Woman Sentenced After Stealing More Than $25,000 In Welfare Benefits From Two Counties, 8/26/15

Two Rochester Area Business Owners Arrested In Food Stamps Trafficking Scheme, 7/31/15

Statement By New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott Regarding Clinton Correctional Facility Escape Accomplice Joyce Mitchell's Guilty Plea, 7/28/15

Five Defendants Convicted Of Conspiring To Obtain Commercial Driver's Licenses From The Department Of Motor Vehicles Through Fraud And Bribes, 7/17/15

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Message from the Inspector General

Catherine Leahy-Scott

New York State’s residents are entitled to a government that is committed to the highest standards of integrity, efficiency, and accountability. We in the Office of the State Inspector General have been entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that State officials and employees meet these fundamentally important standards. It is a responsibility we take very seriously.

Indeed, we are committed to promoting and enhancing an environment that instills public confidence in our government and are proud to work with and for the thousands of public employees and citizens alike who share that commitment.

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