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Mayor to face contempt accusations in court

3 years 4 months 4 weeks ago April 30, 2013 Apr 30, 2013 Tuesday, April 30 2013 April 30, 2013 10:04 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

PORT ALLEN - A hearing to determine if Mayor Deedy Slaughter of Port Allen violated a judge's order not to interfere with the city's chief financial officer has been continued until May.

Today Mayor Slaughter had new attorneys representing her. Judge Alvin Batiste told both sides the court issued a ruling in February, and he hoped they would abide by it.

Slaughter fired CFO Audrey McCain after she released financial documents to News 2 detailing expenses from a trip to the president's inauguration which the mayor wanted taxpayers to reimburse her for. In February Judge Batiste reinstated McCain, and ordered Slaughter not to interfere with her job.

McCain's attorneys later filed court documents showing nine incidences where they say Slaughter did interfere, including not giving McCain keys to her office and changing her computer so information was sent to other people.

The hearing in May could also determine whether or not Slaughter is liable for McCain's attorney's fees.

News 2's Chris Nakamoto will have more from today's hearing at 6 p.m.

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