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23-Year FBI Veteran Named As DRPA’s Inspector General

(A 2010 meeting of the DRPA board.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

(A 2010 meeting of the DRPA board. Credit: John Ostapkovich)

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By David Madden

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — A new hire at the Delaware River Port Authority will be in charge of making sure everything in the agency is on the up-and-up.

Tom Raftery has been selected to serve as the agency’s first inspector general, one of a series of reforms adopted by the DRPA more than a year ago.  It took this long, however, to establish the parameters of the job and conduct a formal search.

Pennsylvania auditor general Jack Wagner, a DRPA board member, fought hard for this change and sees Raftery, 52, as a perfect fit for the job.

“He has a long and distinguished career in the FBI, which we think is vitally important for the independence of this position,” Wagner told KYW Newsradio today.

Raftery will do more than handle the traditional audits.  He will also seek to get rid of any waste, abuse, or corruption that may exist, and will report directly to the CEO and the board’s audit committee.