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Judge rules IG can investigate N.O. School Board.

3 years 2 months 1 week ago September 25, 2013 Sep 25, 2013 Wednesday, September 25 2013 September 25, 2013 11:15 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - The inspector general for the city of New Orleans can investigate the Orleans Parish School Board.

State District Court Judge Christopher Bruno made the ruling that was released today.

The School Board was denied a request to throw out a subpoena of the board's financial records for New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux.

Bruno said Quatrevaux's office has the power to investigate bodies that receive tax revenue through the city of New Orleans and said the subpoena would not do harm to the board's independence.

The School Board argued that state law limits the inspector general's authority over school boards.

 

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