December court date set for BESE member Walter Lee
MANSFIELD, La. - A new court date has been set for a state education board member accused of stealing public funds through double-dipping.
Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member Walter Lee will be in a DeSoto Parish courtroom Dec. 10. The date was set last week during a pretrial hearing held since Lee's indictment and arrest in January. District Attorney Richard Johnson says the new court date is due to new charges that were filed in early September.
Lee, who resigned as DeSoto Schools superintendent in 2012, was already charged with felony theft, public contract fraud and malfeasance. Four additional counts of misdemeanor theft were added last month.
All of the charges stem from an investigation into expense and reimbursement irregularities outlined in a state audit.