State audit: Town of Tullos mishandled funds
BATON ROUGE- A state investigation of the town of Tullos has found that a former clerk may have helped herself to town money, and that a former mayor routinely missed work and dismissed Mayor's Court traffic cases outside the courtroom.
The Legislative Auditor's Office report also says that the former mayor delegated much of his check-signing and other authority over to a former town clerk.
In the three months that auditors investigated, they found the traffic and utility accounts were short thousands of dollars; there were no timesheet logs or personnel records for town employees; and the former mayor adjudicated traffic cases improperly, a possible violation of state law.
The legislative auditor said in the report that he has forwarded the findings to the LaSalle Parish District Attorney's Office.
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