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CATS to address board member resignation

3 years 6 months 2 days ago July 19, 2013 Jul 19, 2013 Friday, July 19 2013 July 19, 2013 9:39 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area Transit System scheduled a press conference for Monday after a board member accused of using agency funds for personal expenses resigned.

Interim CEO Bob Mirabito said today the press conference would address issues with Montrell McCaleb, who's accused of using $1,500 in CATS money to pay bills.

Mirabito said he was also delivering letters today to various state and local agencies requesting an investigation into the matter.

McCaleb announced his resignation Thursday evening, and told News 2 he never spent any agency money. He claimed someone could be using his personal information to spend the money and damage his reputation.

This comes after East Baton Rouge Metro Council members, backed by Mayor Kip Holden, called for the resignation of several board members. City leaders believe the bus system has not delivered on promises made when a property tax was approved by voters last year.

News 2's Adrian Pittman will have more on the situation tonight starting at 4 p.m.

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