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Mayor quits as Nakamoto, WBRZ Investigative Unit report looms

6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago May 17, 2016 May 17, 2016 Tuesday, May 17 2016 May 17, 2016 12:32 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

GREENSBURG - The mayor of this small town resigned amid a WBRZ Investigative Unit inquiry into where he resides.

The story is still being finalized for a television presentation later this week, but Burke Jones wrote in an email Tuesday, he was stepping down. The story is scheduled to air on Thursday on WBRZ News 2 at 10:00 p.m.

"Because of the controversy and uproar that has suddenly occurred, I have resigned my position," Jones wrote Tuesday evening.

Jones said he will leave office in June.

WBRZ Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto is set to show documentation that Jones claims homestead exemption on property outside of the area he represents. The law requires elected officials be domiciled in the district where they were elected. Jones admitted to the Investigative Unit, he is living in another parish.

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