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Legislative Auditor investigating stolen funds

3 years 10 months 3 days ago July 19, 2013 Jul 19, 2013 Friday, July 19 2013 July 19, 2013 3:50 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Adrian Pittman

BATON ROUGE - The Legislative Auditor and other agencies are stepping in to investigate possible wrongdoing by a Capital Area Transit System board member.

The agency told News 2 they plan to make it a priority case, but it could take up to three months for a complete investigation is done.

Montrell McCaleb is accused of using more than $1,400 of agency funds to pay for his cable and phone bills. McCaleb had access to the board's account because he was appointed financial chairman.

City leaders say these type accusations don't help the troubled bus system.

"It's very disappointing to see that not only is the bus system we have in this city is disfunctional for years, but we're also seeing internally their own controls are missing that's really sad," said Metro Council member John Delgado.

McCaleb denies the allegations and tells News 2 he has hired an attorney.

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