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  • Legislative auditor launches new fraud hotline

    August 2, 2014 12:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - If you think someone is stealing or wasting public money, the legislative auditor's office has a new hotline to report the suspicions. The auditor's office announced the launch of the hotline Friday, along with a website and FAX number to report allegations of theft, fraud... more »
  • La. family services auditor pleads guilty to theft

    June 21, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An auditor in the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has admitted stealing money from the federally funded agency. U.S. Attorney Walt Green in Baton Rouge said 38-year-old Kaneasha Goston pleaded guilty Thursday. Goston, of Baton Rouge, faces up to 10 years in prison... more »
  • Lafayette board reviewing auditor's questions

    March 10, 2014 7:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board's executive committee is considering how to respond to an external auditor's questions about discrepancies in the school district's salary schedule relative to the pay of some principals. The Advocate reports the audit found that some employees were hired at a rate... more »
  • Auditor finds issues with higher ed finances

    December 31, 2013 7:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office found problems with higher education's accounting skills. The Advocate reports the state auditor focused on Baton Rouge Community College, Southern University Law Center and the University of New Orleans in reports released to the public Monday. The community college had... more »
  • Independent auditor: Ruston strong financially

    April 5, 2012 11:20 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Ruston remains fiscally sound during tough economic times. That's according to its most recent audit. The Ruston City Council received its annual audit report Tuesday from the city's independent auditor, Douglas Brewer of Ruston. The News-Star reports the audit of city finances only revealed one finding,... more »
  • Lafourche Parish suspends hiring of auditor

    March 28, 2012 10:25 AM

    MATHEWS, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Council has decided to hold off on hiring an internal auditor to oversee parish government's finances and spending. The Courier reports a search committee comprised of three council members recommended three finalists. Some council members have questioned the need for a fulltime auditor... more »
  • Auditor asked to investigate Kenner's dealings

    August 15, 2011 9:30 AM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - The head of a citizen group has asked the state legislative auditor to investigate Kenner's dealings with the Kenner Convention and Visitor's Bureau. The Times-Picayune reported that Walt Bennetti questions Kenner's involvement with the convention bureau in operating a 2009 festival. Money raised by the festival... more »
  • House and Senate: Voting To Select New Auditor

    April 6, 2010 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The House and Senate are planning a vote Tuesday afternoon to select the state's new legislative auditor. The auditor leads the office that reviews the financial books of state and local government agencies. A panel of lawmakers recommended Daryl Purpera - who has been working... more »
  • Five Names In The Hat To Be The Next Legislative Auditor

    March 17, 2010 4:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Five people have applied to be the state's new legislative auditor, to lead the office that reviews the financial books of state and local government agencies. Among the applicants is Daryl Purpera, who is working as the interim legislative auditor, since Steve Theriot retired in... more »
  • Phil Haney Cleared of Allegations

    October 13, 2009 8:04 AM

    Iberia Parish District Attorney Phil Haney has been cleared by the state legislative auditor on some allegations. The auditor concluded the sixteenth judicial district was justified in representing the parish on legal matters dating back to 2006 and getting paid for them. The second issue involved parish workers installing culverts... more »

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