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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Inspector General

OIG Press Release: Stephen J. Cossu Appointed Assistant Inspector General for Investigations [04/07/1998]

For more information call: (202) 219-4492

Stephen J. Cossu has been appointed as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations after serving as the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations since October 1996. Prior to that, in 1994, Mr. Cossu was appointed Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Labor Racketeering after serving 5 years as the Special Agent-in-Charge of the OIG's Office of Labor Racketeering in New York City.

In 1985, he began his service with the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Labor as a Special Agent with the New York Office of Labor Racketeering. He quickly moved into law enforcement positions of increasing scope and responsibility. In June 1987, Mr. Cossu was recognized as the Federal Executive Employee of the Year for investigative accomplishments, because of his initiation and coordination of the federal probe into the Wedtech scandal. In 1988, he was appointed as a Supervisory Special Agent in New York, and in 1989 he became the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Regional Office of Labor Racketeering.

Prior to his tenure with the Office of Inspector General in 1985, Mr. Cossu was a Detective with the New York Waterfront Commission for 15 years. He was assigned to the U.S. Department of Justice's Organized Crime Strike Force, Eastern District of New York. While with the Waterfront Commission, he initiated and coordinated some of the most successful investigations undertaken by that agency to combat organized crime. As a result of the experience in investigating crime on the waterfront, he was able to make substantial contributions to the 1986 report of the President's Commission on Organized Crime on waterfront corruption and labor racketeering.

Mr. Cossu attended John Jay College, and graduated in 1971. He also completed Post-graduate studies at John Jay College in 1972. He and his family currently reside in Maryland.

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Agency
Office of Inspector General
Date
April 7, 1998
Contact: David Roberts
Phone Number