Posted: May 3, 2010 5:03 PM by Lori Steele
Updated: May 3, 2010 5:06 PM
Possible ethics violations loom for 2 Livingston Parish council members involving Hurricane Gustav clean-up. A State Auditor's report released today also highlights possible double-dipping by a parish employee.
Parish Officials asked the State Auditor's office to investigate clean-up costs. In the massive report are 3 major findings. They include: lack of proof for work completed, possible ethics violations for Jimmie McCoy and Don Wheat, and possible double-dipping for the Director of Sewerage Districts 1 and 2.
The report says there simply isn't enough evidence to support mounting clean-up costs. It also says McCoy's son and Wheat's dad were part of clean-up crews, which could amount to ethics violations. Auditors also highlighted the fact that Mr. James Clark works for the parish and owns a company hired to remove debris. Auditors believe Mr. Clark charged both the parish and FEMA for the same week's work.
To view the full report, click here.