New Orleans Inspector General Gets Month-Long Leave

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 7:53am

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A week after taking the reins of the New Orleans inspector general's office, Edouard Quatrevaux has been granted a monthlong leave of absence to tend business affairs. Day-to-day management of the watchdog agency will be handled by an aide, the chairman of the city's Ethics Review Board said. Dave Westerling, a staff engineer, will serve as interim inspector general until Oct. 19, when Quatrevaux, 65, begin his duties, said the Rev. Kevin Wildes. Robert Cerasoli, the city's first inspector general, resigned in January for health reasons. Leonard Odom, a Cerasoli hire, filled in on an interim basis until last week.