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State Auditor investigates hurricane clean-up in Livingston Parish

5 years ago May 03, 2010 May 3, 2010 Monday, May 03 2010 Monday, May 03, 2010 4:03:43 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ

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.

 

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