For Immediate Release
August 20, 2012

IG Cunha Names First Assistant Inspector General

Natalie Monroe Brings Extensive Experience Investigating and Prosecuting Theft and Fraud In Government

BOSTON – Citing her extensive experience in rooting out and prosecuting fraud in Government, Inspector General Glenn A. Cunha today named Natalie S. Monroe to serve as his First Assistant Inspector General.  Monroe, who was serving as an Assistant Attorney General, is IG Cunha’s first major appointment since being sworn into office on August 6. 

Monroe, a Milton resident, was serving as the Chief of the Appeals Division at the Attorney General’s Office.  In that capacity, she distinguished herself as an exceptional litigator, taking on some of the most complicated cases on behalf of the Commonwealth and working on numerous criminal prosecutions and investigations involving government theft, fraud and abuse.  In addition to her contributions in the courtroom, Monroe has helped develop policies, procedures and legislation to strengthen and protect Massachusetts’ criminal justice system.  

“Natalie is an outstanding lawyer and manager who brings a breadth of experience and invaluable knowledge to the Inspector General’s Office,” said Inspector General Glenn Cunha. “I’m very pleased that she will be joining the Office, and I’m looking forward to working with her to protect taxpayer funds and safeguard the integrity of government.”

Monroe is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Dartmouth College.  Before entering public service, Monroe was a partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP in Boston, where she handled complex civil litigation and white-collar criminal investigations, including cases involving fraud, theft and embezzlement.   She also served as an Administrative Magistrate for the Commonwealth’s Division of Administrative Law Appeals.  

Cunha was sworn in as Inspector General on Monday, August 6. In his remarks, he cited the protection of taxpayer money and ensuring integrity in government as two of the top priorities of the Inspector General’s Office.

The Office of the Inspector General was established in 1980 to prevent and detect fraud, waste and abuse in the expenditure of public funds.  The Office conducts investigations and management reviews, analyzes legislation and regulations, and provides technical assistance to governmental entities.  For more information about the Office of the Inspector General, please visit our website or contact Jack Meyers at (617) 722-8822.