WASHINGTON Jan 29 The U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission formally named Carl Hoecker as its new
inspector general on Tuesday, appointing a criminal investigator
to oversee the agency's audits and probes to detect waste and
Hoecker, inspector general for the U.S. Capitol Police,
replaces David Kotz, who left the SEC last year.
"Carl has demonstrated ability in conducting complex
investigations," SEC Chairman Elisse Walter said in a statement.
Hoecker previously spent 10 years at the Treasury Department
and worked as a criminal investigator at the U.S. Information
Agency, which is now part of the State Department, the SEC said.
Reuters reported on Hoecker's probable appointment last
(Reporting By Aruna Viswanatha; Reporting by nSteve Orlofsky)