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In growing town debacle, ethics board visits city hall

2 years 9 months 3 weeks ago February 17, 2014 Feb 17, 2014 Monday, February 17 2014 February 17, 2014 5:00 PM in The Investigative Unit
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

SORRENTO- The Louisiana Board of Ethics spent the morning at the town hall Monday, but details about why political inspectors were in Ascension Parish were not revealed.

The board typically does not confirm or deny an investigation, which is usually prompted by a complaint. Details of complaints are also not made public.

According to the board of ethics, it focuses investigations on campaign finance and lobbyist donations plus conflicts of interest among public officials. 

Town leaders were unavailable for comment at the time of this post.

The inquiry is the latest debacle for the town. This month, the police chief resigned and pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI over a sexual assault allegation filed by a woman who said former Police Chief Earl Theriot took advantage of her while she was intoxicated in his custody.

The town is also without a working police force since it was dropped by its insurance provider last year.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

WBRZ News 2 reporter Ryan Naquin will have more on this story on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00.
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