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Legislative auditor confirms investigation of Calcasieu DA

Posted at 6:54 PM, Mar 09, 2020

State officials have begun an investigative audit into the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.

Officials with the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office have confirmed an investigative audit to KATC. Officials would only confirm an audit was underway; no details were provided.

Last fall, KATC Investigates and Jim Hummel uncovered that hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gift cards have funneled through the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office via programs that allow certain defendants to buy their way out of court-ordered community service. To read that story, click here.

KPLC reported Monday night that District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Patsy Dugas confirmed that two members of the Legislative Auditor’s Office were at the District Attorney’s Office last week. She directed further questions to the Auditor’s Office, KPLC reports.

To read KPLC's story, click here.