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  • Audit critical of Beauregard airport district

    August 17, 2014 12:34 PM

    DERIDDER, La. (AP) - A new audit shows the Beauregard Parish Airport District 1 lost more than $280,000 from operations in 2013 and failed to reconcile its bank accounts in a timely manner. The American Press reports the audit shows the airport district, which manages Beauregard Regional Airport, saw a... more »
  • Audit urges St. Francisville to tighten policies

    June 15, 2014 3:39 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - St. Francisville's finance department lacks effective policies to provide proper internal control of the town's finances, according to an audit released by the state Legislative Auditor's Office that otherwise painted a strong financial picture. Mayor William "Billy" D'Aquilla tells The Advocate he's heard similar critiques... more »
  • Audit shows stable year for Minden

    May 11, 2014 12:18 PM

    MINDEN, La. (AP) - An audit shows the city of Minden/s finances ended its fiscal year relatively unchanged from the previous year. The Minden Press-Herald reports the audit was done by certified public accountant Christine Cole of the firm Jamieson, Wise and Martin. The audit showed Minden spent $2.6 more... more »
  • Audit notes progress in arts society accounting

    April 5, 2014 2:36 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Performing Arts Society has resolved many of its accounting deficiencies but needs tighter control over cash receipts, according to an audit by the Louisiana legislative auditor's office. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reported the audit, released Monday, was done by the accounting firm Ericksen Krentel & LaPorte.... more »
  • Audit Raises Questions

    July 18, 2013 7:30 PM

    A new statewide audit by the Louisiana Tax Commission raises major questions about the accuracy of property assessments. The auditor cites examples of property tax bills on similar homes in the same neighborhoods varying by 100 percent or more. Officials investigated whether each parish's overall assessed value, based... more »
  • State audit: Port Allen mayor have violated law

    June 24, 2013 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legislative audit recommends that the city of Port Allen seek a court ruling to resolve the question of Mayor Demetric Slaughter's salary because the city council may not have properly set the salary in its budget ordinances. The report, released Monday, says Slaughter has... more »
  • Audit: financial mismanagement by ex-sheriff

    December 27, 2012 8:04 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - A months-long review of former Terrebonne Parish sheriff Vernon Bourgeois' administration has turned up allegations of financial mismanagement. The Courier reports the draft report, prepared by the certified public accounting firm Kolder, Champagne, Slaven & Co., details more than a dozen "audit concerns," including allegations that... more »
  • Alexandria council works to fix audit findings

    May 30, 2012 6:35 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has cured one of the nine audit findings against the city during the 2010-11 fiscal year. The Town Talk reports ( ) the council adopting an ordinance Tuesday outlining a new budgetary policy for the city's Risk Management Fund. City officials were... more »
  • SU audit notes problems with waiver program

    May 14, 2012 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An audit of the Southern University System for the fiscal year that ended last June says there is no evidence students at the Southern Law Center and the New Orleans and Shreveport campuses were informed in a timely manner on how to apply for hardship... more »
  • State audit report critical of BRCC

    March 27, 2012 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A report by the legislative auditor finds Baton Rouge Community College misappropriated computer equipment and firearms. In letters to Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, former interim Chancellor Jim Horton wrote that the college "recognizes its responsibility" for the lapses and stated that administrators have taken corrective... more »
  • Audit: Grambling hasn't addressed missing property

    January 24, 2012 9:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legislative audit says Grambling State University has failed to address hundreds of thousands of dollars in missing or stolen property for seven years in a row. The review, released Monday by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office, says for the last budget year running through... more »
  • Audit: Former AHA director overpaid herself

    August 10, 2011 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Fired Alexandria Housing Authority Director Wanda Davis paid herself and other employees more than half a million dollars of unauthorized money over nine years, possibly violating state laws at the agency set up to help poor people live in decent homes, a state audit said.... more »
  • Audit: Ascension lacks storm water plan

    July 25, 2011 7:28 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Officials say a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency audit has found that Ascension Parish government lacks a storm water management plan that is overdue by 3 1/2 years. EPA spokesman Dave Bary said in an interview with The Advocate that enforcement officials found the plan missing during... more »
  • Audit: Town Must Pay the State

    July 24, 2011 12:43 PM

    WASHINGTON, La. (AP) - An audit suggests the town of Washington owes state government $222,130 from speeding tickets issued by police officers on Interstate 49. State law requires fines collected by local law enforcement from motorists exceeding the speed limit by less than 10 miles per hour on an interstate... more »
  • Opelousas Audit finds questionable expenses

    July 6, 2011 11:26 PM

    A Legislative Audit suggests the city of Opelousas broke the law and even the state constitution, but city officials are holding their ground. They say no laws were broken.. Auditors found a number of concerns-- over $1,000 in improper time sheets and nearly $6,000 stolen from scrap metal sales. ... more »
  • Audit, Unused government phones, cost La. $591,000

    June 29, 2011 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana state government agencies spent more than $8 million on cell phones and wireless devices last year, and an audit says a quarter of those devices weren't used for 10 to 11 months. More than 9,900 workers - or 11 percent of state employees -... more »
  • Audit: Unused government phones cost La. $591,000

    June 29, 2011 5:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana state government agencies spent more than $8 million on cell phones and wireless devices last year, and an audit says a quarter of those devices weren't used for 10 to 11 months. More than 9,900 workers - or 11 percent of state employees -... more »
  • Audit report cites Board of Regents' weaknesses

    June 21, 2011 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A report from the state Legislative Auditor's Office on the state's top higher education board says there is room for improvement in the way the board operates. The report made public Monday notes that the Board of Regents' constitutional responsibilities include planning, coordinating, and exercising... more »
  • Audit: Hurdles remain for upcoming Mars mission

    June 8, 2011 10:56 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new report says significant challenges remain before NASA can launch its next rover to Mars later this year. The report Wednesday from the space agency's inspector general says the project may need more money to meet its November launch date, even though mission managers have... more »
  • Audit: Jonesboro officials may have violated laws

    June 7, 2011 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Legislative Auditor's Office has released a scathing compliance audit of the town of Jonesboro's finances. In the audit released on Monday, state auditors found that the town's finances were in disarray and that the town may have violated state laws relating to several... more »
  • Washington Mayor Says State Law, Audit Target Him

    May 31, 2011 11:04 PM

    The Mayor of Washington speaks out to KATC after an audit of his town was released stating he was illegally keeping revenue from traffic ticket fines. But Mayor Joe Pitre said he believes the law is unconstitutional and that he's being singled out. In 2009 Louisiana passed the "speed... more »
  • Opelousas Mayor Upset Over OHA Audit Accusations

    May 24, 2011 10:59 PM

    The Mayor of Opelousas coming under fire after an independent audit of the Opelousas Housing Authority for the fiscal year from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010. Mayor Donald Cravins, Sr. said he doesn't often get upset about what is said about him in the public eye, but... more »
  • Social Services Gets Poor Mark in Audit

    May 10, 2011 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Social Services received a "D" grade for the way it policed programs under its jurisdiction in the last fiscal year, according to a legislative auditor's report released Monday. The report cited nine areas, in which auditors found poor financial controls in... more »
  • Alexandria Housing Authority Audit Released

    April 28, 2011 7:11 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - An independent audit has found that the Alexandria Housing Authority kept shaddy books, paid invoices in a haphazard way and wrongly distributed money among restricted funds en route to losing almost $2 million in the 2009-10 fiscal year. Outside auditor Dan McCaskill, an accountant from Mandeville,... more »
  • Grand Jury to Investigate Evangeline Audit

    April 18, 2011 7:44 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - District Attorney Trent Brignac says an Evangeline Parish grand jury will meet in June to determine if criminal charges will be filed after a state audit showed improprieties in Police Jury operations. According to the audit, conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office, Police Jury... more »
  • State Releases Audit of Evangeline Parish Police Jury

    April 11, 2011 11:25 PM

    The Evangeline Parish Police Jury is undergoing a major overhaul, including possible layoffs, after the Louisiana Legislative Auditor released a Compliance Audit on Monday. Police Jury President Eric Soileau says he believes wrongdoings have been going on within the Police Jury for several years now. "They had some... more »
  • Audit reveals theft from Tioga school PTO

    February 8, 2011 8:51 AM

    TIOGA, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Rapides Parish school system employee resigned after an audit discovered that she took nearly $20,000 from the Tioga Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization bank account. The information surfaced during an annual financial audit of the Rapides Parish School District. According to the recently released... more »
  • Embezzlement Investigation in City of Delcambre

    December 13, 2010 11:40 PM

    One small Acadiana town is working through big money problems. KATC's Maddie Garrett was at the Delcambre City Council meeting Monday night and uncovered new information about an embezzlement investigation in the city. After its yearly audit, the City of Delcambre came up short by roughly $7,000. "It's significant for... more »
  • Audit raises questions about Jefferson nonprofit

    November 15, 2010 9:49 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A publicly funded nonprofit program for underprivileged youth in Jefferson Parish could provide little or no documentation for many expenditures, including more than $100,000 paid to a firm owned by state Rep. Girod Jackson, according to a state legislative audit. The audit also said Jefferson Parish... more »
  • Audit: Alleged payroll fraud under Broussard

    October 7, 2010 10:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state audit says former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and former Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson may have broken state payroll laws by giving $45,000 in excess pay to Broussard's wife and hiring two politically connected individuals as paralegals who had no qualifications. The report,... more »
  • LHA meeting flops

    September 30, 2010 8:08 PM

    Three former LHA commissioners held a public meeting on Thursday as if they were never removed. "There's a pending issue," LHA Attorney Daniel Stanford said. "Three of the individuals are filing a petition in district court that they are in fact board members." A *pending* issue that didn't stop John... more »
  • Audit Finds Former Head of LA High School Athletic Assoc. Fraudulently Spent Thousands of Dollars

    September 28, 2010 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legislative audit finds the former head of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association may have fraudulently spent thousands of dollars of association money including as much as $50,000 on cigars. The audit claims Tommy Henry, who served as LHSAA commissioner from 1983 until he... more »
  • New Orleans' deputy mayor resigns after audit

    September 24, 2010 9:21 PM

    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... more »
  • Audit: Weaknesses found in royalty collection

    August 2, 2010 8:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new audit says Louisiana's natural resources department isn't doing enough to ensure oil and gas companies are paying everything they owe the state in mineral royalties - and could be leaving money uncollected. The audit says the department isn't regularly reviewing enough of the... more »
  • UL Professor's Finances Subject Of Internal Audit

    March 16, 2010 3:03 PM

    An internal audit into the finances of UL Lafayette Professor of Petroleum Engineering Dr. Ali Ghalambor is complete. The report found that from 2006 to 2009, Ghalambor did not properly report outside employment to the university. The audit revealed he accepted more than $40,000 from the university, while working... more »
  • Louisiana should check tax files of contractors

    February 23, 2010 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers should consider requiring "tax clearances" for individuals and businesses that contract with the state, a new audit report concludes. The Legislative Auditor's Office made the recommendation in a report released to the public Monday. The office looked at the state revenue department's methods for... more »

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