83°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Sun
84°
68°
80%
Mon
84°
67°
50%
Tue
86°
67°
40%
Follow our weather team on social media

Audit: La. horsemen assn. may have spent improperly

4 years ago May 09, 2011 May 9, 2011 Monday, May 09 2011 Monday, May 09, 2011 10:29:15 AM CDT in News
Source: AP

BATON ROUGE- A new report says an organization representing Louisiana racing horse owners and trainers used money earmarked for medical, pension and workmen's compensation benefits for expensive lobbying efforts and lavish trips to internationalbeach resorts.

The audit of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association was released Monday by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office. The report says the association may have jeopardized its nonprofit status, causing it to be subject to further regulation and taxes.

In its response to the audit, the horsemen's association says it is reviewing expense payments to determine whether they were appropriate. It also is drafting new written policies regulating travel, meals and entertainment costs.

More than $28,000 of international travel expenses paid by the medical trust fund will be repaid to the fund.

 

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
5 Days
Today
83°
70°
Sun
T-Storms
84°
68°
Mon
Scattered T-Storms
84°
67°
Tue
Scattered T-Storms
86°
67°
Wed
Mostly Sunny
88°
69°