Catherine Leahy Scott was named the state’s inspector general today and will no longer have the role in a acting capacity, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today.
“For more than a year, Catherine has been running the Inspector General’s office with integrity and impeccable results and I know she will continue this record of accomplishment.” Cuomo said in a statement. “Her record as a fair, independent and tenacious attorney makes her highly qualified to continue this work as our state’s inspector general.”
Scott succeeded Ellen Biben, who left to become executive director of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics. Biben is leaving her post at the end of the month. Both are former attorneys under Cuomo when he was attorney general.