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Sep 24, 2010 9:21 PM by Alison Haynes

New Orleans' deputy mayor resigns after audit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Greg St. Etienne has resigned from his post
as deputy mayor following an audit criticizing questionable
financial practices at a nonprofit he used to run.
WWL-TV reported Friday that St. Etienne, the city's deputy mayor
of operations, had resigned after an audit said he steered loans
from the nonprofit to members of his family and another
organization where he was a board member.
The television station says that St. Etienne, who was appointed
by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to supervise the city's chief financial
office, is accused of keeping the nonprofit group he used to run in
the dark about more than $500,000 in federal loans.
A statement from Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer
Andy Kopplin late Friday said St. Etienne had resigned and that his
"outstanding service" to the city was appreciated.
A telephone number for St. Etienne was not listed.

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