DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – Detroit’s financially troubled school district has brought back an inspector general to combat fraud and misconduct after a federal investigation into bribery and kickbacks ensnared a dozen principals and an administrator.

Retired federal judge Steven Rhodes signed an order last week re-establishing the Office of the Inspector General, according to The Detroit Free Press. Rhodes’ predecessor, emergency manager Darnell Earley, closed the office last year.

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Inspector General Bernadette Kakooza will investigate and audit suspected waste, fraud and abuse.

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Rhodes was appointed this year to oversee the district, which has been has been under state oversight since 2009. He says “part of the process of a fresh start is cleaning house and taking responsibility for the actions that have led to the insolvency and the other challenges … and fixing them.”

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