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News Massachusetts' First Inspector General Joseph R. Barresi, 1923-2018

7/26/2018
  • Office of the Inspector General

Media Contact for Massachusetts' First Inspector General Joseph R. Barresi, 1923-2018

Jack Meyers

Joseph R. Barresi, the first inspector general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, died July 23, 2018, at his home in Cohasset at the age of 95.  Mr. Barresi was appointed in 1981 to lead the newly created Office of the Inspector General, the first statewide inspector general’s office in the country.  During his two five-year terms as inspector general, Mr. Barresi had a pre-eminent role in shaping and developing the Office of the Inspector General as an independent agency charged with preventing and detecting the fraud, waste and abuse of public resources.

Media Contact for Massachusetts' First Inspector General Joseph R. Barresi, 1923-2018

Office of the Inspector General 

The Office of the Inspector General is an independent agency that promotes good government by preventing and detecting the misuse of public funds and public property. The Office conducts confidential investigations, improves transparency in government, helps government run more effectively and educates government employees and the public.
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