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Jul 26, 2013 8:09 AM by AP

CATS board President Isaiah Marshall resigns

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Mayor-President Kip Holden says embattled CATS board President Isaiah Marshall has resigned from the board that oversees the Baton Rouge transit system.

In recent weeks, The Advocate reports Holden, some members of the Metro Council and the faith-based group Together Baton Rouge have questioned why Marshall continued to serve as Capital Area Transit System board president when ethical and criminal accusations plague the board.

The board had to reject proposals for a $1.5 million transit management contract, originally recommended to be awarded to SJB Group, because of concern the selection process was tainted. Marshall's leadership was further questioned when a board member came under fire and ultimately resigned amid allegations he used bus system money to pay his personal bills.

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