Glenn A. Cunha

Massachusetts Inspector General

Glenn A. Cunha is the state’s Inspector General, charged with detecting and preventing fraud, waste and abuse in the expenditure of public funds.  He was sworn in on August 6, 2012 for a five year term.

Glenn is a lawyer with a master’s degree in business administration.  Glenn has worked in the public and private sectors for 30 years, building complex investigations, prosecuting cases in court and preventing and detecting fraud in many areas, including insurance, public benefits, charities and fraud by public officials.

For eight years Glenn served in the Attorney General’s Office.  While there, he served as Chief of the Insurance & Unemployment Fraud Division and Managing Attorney of the Criminal Bureau. In the latter role, Glenn oversaw the management of eight divisions, supervised division chiefs and worked closely with the State Police Detectives Unit assigned to the Attorney General’s Office.  He supervised investigations and prosecutions relative to financial fraud, probation, lottery, fraudulently produced MBTA passes, human trafficking, child pornography and a case of complex fraud by a charity.  At the same time, Glenn also managed a caseload of public corruption matters, including the Middlesex Sheriff’s Department, Medford Housing Authority and Chelsea Housing Authority.

Prior to working at the Attorney General’s Office, in 2004, Glenn worked in the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.  As an Assistant District Attorney, he prosecuted serious cases from violent assaults involving children to firearm possession and drug distribution.  He prosecuted child physical and sexual abuse cases, trying numerous Superior Court jury trials.  From 2003-2004, Glenn served as the Deputy Chief of the Child Abuse Unit where he was responsible for supervising a team of six prosecutors and two investigators, training new attorneys and developing programs on building cases for prosecution.

Glenn also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Norfolk County.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, he oversaw sales and marketing for PrimaCare Health Resources and worked in sales at Baxter International, a multinational corporation.  He holds a BA in Economics from Boston College, an MBA from Bentley University Graduate School of Management and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. Glenn is an avid triathlete and former member of the Brookline School Committee.  Glenn resides in Brookline with his spouse and two children.