Port Allen Mayor ordered to stand trial for meddling
PORT ALLEN - A judge ordered Mayor Deedy Slaughter to stand trial over accusations she continued to interfere with the work of Port Allen's chief financial officer after being specifically ordered not to.
Judge Alvin Batiste said despite arguments by the mayor's attorneys there were enough issues of material fact to order the case to trial.
A status conference has been set for Aug. 28 in the case and a preliminary trial date set for Sept. 19 and 20.
Slaughter has been the subject of numerous News 2 investigations after she asked taxpayers to cover expenses for a trip to Washington D. C. Slaughter's actions were part of a legislative auditor's investigation which found she may have violated state law.
News 2 chief investigator Chris Nakamoto will have more on today's hearing at 6 p.m.