SEC Names Capitol Police IG Carl Hoecker Top Watchdog

The Securities and Exchange Commission has appointed U.S. Capitol Police Inspector General Carl Hoecker to succeed David Kotz as the SEC’s inspector general.

Kotz left the agency last year and Jon Rymer, IG for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, has served as the SEC’s interim inspector general since May 2012, the SEC said in its release.

Hoecker joined Capitol Police as IG in 2006, becoming the first person to serve in that capacity, and previously spent 10 years at the Treasury Department‘s inspector general office as a special agent and then as deputy assistant inspector general.

Before joining the Treasury, he served as a criminal investigator at the U.S. Information Agency starting in 1992 and served in the U.S. Army starting in 1976, first as a military police officer and then as a special agent for Army Criminal Investigations Command.

“He has more than 30 years of federal law enforcement experience and is well qualified to serve as the SEC’s inspector general,” said SEC Chairman Elisse Walter.

Hoecker will be responsible for issuing reports, conducting independent audits, investigations and inspections of the agency.

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