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Orleans Parish sheriff testifies about jail finances

3 years 3 months 4 weeks ago June 24, 2013 Jun 24, 2013 Monday, June 24 2013 June 24, 2013 12:00 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - The man who runs New Orleans' notoriously violent jail has begun testimony in federal court on the lockup's finances.

Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman on Monday began going over ledger figures, hoping to make the case that he needs more money from the city to implement court ordered reforms.

A lawyer for the city claimed in court that the sheriff has failed to provide needed details about finances.

Attorney Harry Rosenberg said Gusman's accounting practices are "reminiscent of the Wizard of Oz."

U.S. District Judge Lance Africk is presiding over the hearing.

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