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Inspector general seeks greater powers

Five months after appointment as state inspector general, Glenn A. Cunha is moving to strengthen his office’s power to compel witnesses to provide sworn testimony in investigations of waste, fraud, and abuse in state and local government agencies.

Cunha, a longtime prosecutor, last month without fanfare filed a bill with the Legislature that, if passed and signed into law, would significantly expand the powers of his office by giving it the unfettered right to question anyone under oath.

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