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  • Baker requests extension for annual audit Play Video

    December 28, 2017 12:02 AM

    BAKER- Some councilmembers were not thrilled Wednesday when city officials first announced the annual audit would not be ready by the end of the year. "The financial part is about 95 percent complete," said Baker's financial director Mary Sue Stages. Some councilmembers feared a repeat of last year's... more »
  • Audit: Nursing home payments up, but not patient numbers

    November 20, 2017 1:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new audit says Louisiana's payments to private nursing homes for taking care of Medicaid patients have risen substantially over the last decade. But while the facilities are pocketing ever-higher dollars from the state, their occupancy rates stayed largely flat. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office said Louisiana uses... more »
  • Scathing audit highlights more problems at the Department of Corrections Play Video

    October 30, 2017 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- More problems emerged Monday as the State Legislative Auditor released a scathing audit involving the Department of Corrections. For months, the WBRZ Investigative Unit has been reporting on issues at the Department including: a work release inmate who escaped and killed a woman, a band made up of... more »
  • State Police releases punishment for 4 troopers who took side trip last year

    October 2, 2017 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Four state troopers have been disciplined for a questionable road trip in 2016. Previous reports highlighted a trip to a law enforcement conference in San Diego included a lengthy side excursion to the Grand Canyon and a Las Vegas resort and casino. The drive cost the... more »
  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: White Castle outsources payroll, costs town thousands Play Video

    July 6, 2017 5:43 PM

    WHITE CASTLE- The Town of White Castle is spending thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to outsource its payroll and human resources for fewer than 40 employees. It comes after a bad audit that was released this year that showed about $10,000 went to employees who weren't entitled to it.... more »
  • Secret Baker Police bank accounts revealed by audit Play Video

    May 8, 2017 8:51 AM

    BAKER - Former Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps had for years kept secret police department bank accounts of seized money with little accounting, an audit released Monday shows. The revelation, contained in the city’s annual audit report, appears along with other Knaps actions cited in previous stories by The... more »
  • Auditor finds $1.4M in improper, duplicate Medicaid payments

    April 3, 2017 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A new audit says Louisiana's Medicaid program paid what appears to be $1.4 million in improper, duplicate payments for services over a five-year period. The report released Monday by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's Office says auditors reviewed Medicaid eligibility files and claims data covering January 2011 through October... more »
  • Louisiana drinking water systems get near failing grade Play Video

    March 27, 2017 7:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana drinking water systems received a collective grade of "D+" according to a state audit published Monday. The grade reflects infrastructure that is either "poor" or "crumbling." Individually, large and medium sized systems scored high but smaller systems dragged the grade down. The smaller systems serve at... more »
  • Audit: $6.4M misspent on dental claims in Louisiana Medicaid

    March 27, 2017 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's health department and its dental benefits program administrator paid $6.4 million for dental claims that violated the Medicaid program's rules. The report from Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office says the improper payments occurred between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2016. Auditors... more »
  • Report reveals new info into Louisiana's crumbling water system Play Video

    March 27, 2017 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit released Monday morning revealed more details about Louisiana's crumbling water infrastructure. The report was triggered by a recent report card by the American Society of Civil Engineers, that rated the state's drinking water infrastructure as a 'D+,' meaning that the infrastructure is poor and... more »
  • Louisiana government auditing office sounds the budget alarm

    March 21, 2017 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The head of a nonpartisan legislative office that digs into the spending of state and local government agencies is warning state lawmakers that he's teetering on the financial edge. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said Tuesday he's eating into his agency's reserves, even as he continues to shrink... more »
  • Income tax audits plummet as IRS loses agents to budget cuts

    March 5, 2017 12:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - As millions of Americans file their income tax returns, their chances of getting audited by the IRS have rarely been so low. The number of people audited by the IRS in 2016 dropped for the sixth straight year, to just over 1 million. The last time so few... more »
  • Audit: More than $77,000 missing from Hammond landfill

    February 21, 2017 7:55 AM

    HAMMOND - A state financial report says more than $77,000 is missing from a public landfill in Tangipahoa Parish, and auditors suspect a former manager of taking the money. An audit by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office says about $49,000 in dumping fee collections are missing from the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • Audit cites lack of funding for Army Corps as reason for Comite Diversion delays

    January 23, 2017 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An audit released this month on the Comite River Diversion Canal Project reported that "a lack of consistent and sufficient funding" for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the primary reason for project delays. The project was originally estimated to be completed in 2012 at... more »
  • Audit: Inadequate oversight of work program for prisoners

    December 12, 2016 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's state prisons agency does an inadequate job ensuring that inmates given loosened restrictions and offsite job assignments are eligible. The legislative auditor's office review of the Department of Corrections' "trusty programs," released Monday, says none of Louisiana's prisons fully complied with the... more »
  • Audit prompts 'complete internal review' of fisheries agency

    November 14, 2016 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's wildlife and fisheries secretary says he's ordered a "complete internal review" of his agency's operations. The move comes after auditors found questionable spending, missing state-owned property and shoddy management of finances in the past leadership of the department. Charlie Melancon, who took over the Department of... more »
  • Mayor on Twitter tirade over Nakamoto report Play Video

    November 4, 2016 6:44 PM

    WHITE CASTLE- The results of a scathing audit released by a company the Town of White Castle hired were turned over to the District Attorney's Office, according to the Legislative Auditor. On Monday, the WBRZ Investigative Unit reported on the plethora of problems. Many of the issues were reported on... more »
  • Audit: Corrections spent $3.6M on failed tracking system

    October 3, 2016 8:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit finds Louisiana's corrections department paid $3.6 million over three years for a computer system to track inmates that never functioned properly and was shut down after a month. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office released the findings Monday, saying the contract began in July 2012,... more »
  • Audit: Agencies not complying with tax break reporting law

    September 19, 2016 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says four state agencies didn't comply with a 2013 state law aimed at better tracking of Louisiana's tax break programs. In a report released Monday, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office says 46 of 79 tax incentive reports that agencies are supposed to submit under... more »
  • State Dept audit faults Clinton in emails

    May 25, 2016 10:11 AM

    WASHINGTON - A State Department audit has faulted Hillary Clinton and previous secretaries of state for poorly managing email and other computer information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report by the agency's inspector general Wednesday. It cites "longstanding,... more »
  • Final audit report details reasons behind LSU Band Director's firing

    May 5, 2016 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has released the final results of the university’s internal audit that investigated alleged misconduct by now former Director of Athletic Bands Roy King. The audit was initiated after allegations of inappropriate distribution of athletics bands scholarship funds to non-instrument playing students and non-students surfaced. Specifically,... more »
  • Treasury uncovers almost $45M for insurance beneficiaries

    April 21, 2016 4:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of the Treasury has found nearly $45 million in death benefits that should have been paid to Louisiana residents. State Treasurer John Kennedy, in a news release Wednesday, said that kind of discovery is why they check insurance company records. The department has been conducting... more »
  • WBR jail leads in work release inmate escapes with 22 in 2 years

    April 18, 2016 1:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit has found that the state's work release program for prisoners has had more than 250 escapes in the past two years alone. The legislative auditor found that the program does have its benefits, including saving money on inmate housing and decreasing the number... more »
  • Audit: Changes needed to strengthen oversight of work release program

    April 18, 2016 6:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Legislative Auditor released a new audit that slams the Department of Public Safety and Corrections' Transitional Work Program. The program, also known as work release, is run by local sheriffs and private companies. According to the audit, the program saved the state an estimated $12.1 million... more »
  • Baker submits audit to state 4 months late Play Video

    April 6, 2016 8:23 PM

    BAKER - Baker Mayor Harold Rideau admits he’s run a loose ship when it comes to tracking the state’s money and property. Now the city is scrambling to submit its financial information to the state four months late. Meltus Dike, who runs a business in Baker, said he’s concerned that... more »
  • EBR Public Defender's office is going broke Play Video

    March 21, 2016 8:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- There could be no public defenders in Baton Rouge by the summer, an audit released Monday found. The state may not have enough money to keep the public defender's office handling cases in East Baton Rouge Parish open past June 30th. Already, public defenders said they're entering... more »
  • Audit: Safety issues at Southern University's main campus

    February 23, 2016 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state audit finds Southern University's leaky roofs, moldy walls, sewage backups and broken smoke detectors and sprinkler systems plague many of the buildings that thousands of students and faculty inhabit every day. A new report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor finds many of the deficiencies were... more »
  • Audit: Safety issues at Southern University's main campus

    February 23, 2016 8:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A state audit finds Southern University's leaky roofs, moldy walls, sewage backups and broken smoke detectors and sprinkler systems plague many of the buildings that thousands of students and faculty inhabit every day. A new report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor finds many of the deficiencies were documented... more »
  • Audit sounds the alarm on serious code violations at Southern

    February 22, 2016 12:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Infrastructure issues abound in a state audit that highlights a growing problem at Southern University. Among the most serious problems found in the audit made public Monday morning, are a lack of fire alarm systems at two buildings on campus: John B. Cade Library and laboratory... more »
  • Audit: Louisiana borrowing maneuvers increased state debt

    February 15, 2016 11:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana's borrowing practices during former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration will cost the state millions in extra interest payments over decades. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office says in its report, released Monday, the debt payment maneuvers used since 2011 helped get quick cash for... more »
  • Auditors concerned over ticketing procedure at area police department

    February 8, 2016 1:59 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - The town police department needs to do a better job of tracking traffic ticketing procedures, auditors found in a recent state audit. Ticket booklets are not organized or managed in a systematic way, leading to a lapse in assurances that all tickets are returned and accounted for,... more »
  • Former State Veterans Affairs head accused of cronyism and lying about military service Play Video

    February 1, 2016 7:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state audit published early Monday morning paints a damning portrait of a former Jindal appointee. David LaCerte, the former head of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs, is accused of several shady activities ranging from cronyism to cover-ups. LaCerte had worked for LDVA since 2010, first... more »
  • Audit scolds Municipal Employees Retirement System former director Play Video

    January 25, 2016 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit released today scolded the Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) over allegations money as misspent. The former director, Bob Rust, quit when this came to light last year. MERS is a system that invests money for nearly 11,000 employees from cities and towns across the... more »
  • Audit reveals students owe Louisiana community college $2.9 million

    December 29, 2015 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit finds students owe South Louisiana Community College $2.9 million as a result of the college's inadequate collection procedures. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's report says failure to establish adequate collection procedures increases the risk that the accounts will become uncollectible. Auditors found that while the college... more »
  • Audit: State workers caught stealing food stamps Play Video

    December 23, 2015 8:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Allegations of an inside job at the Department of Children and Family Services surfaced Wednesday. Four employees stole $46,000 in food stamps over a seven year period, a legislative audit revealed. The report states less than $1,000 has been recovered and one of the employees is... more »
  • Audit finds faults in DHH's management of funds Play Video

    December 23, 2015 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state audit has found that the Department of Health and Hospitals failed to follow legally required processes at a cost of tens of millions of dollars to taxpayers. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's sweeping examination of the state health agency was released Wednesday. DHH officials... more »
  • Audit notes problems in Southern U tuition waiver program

    December 14, 2015 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit of a Southern University scholarship program finds that some students received awards in excess of a $1,000 maximum, criteria for the awarding of scholarships lacks specifics and that reports on the program to the Legislature have been incomplete. The report, released Monday by the... more »
  • Audit: Monitoring of Medicaid program deemed deficient

    December 8, 2015 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A state legislative audit shows the state health agency failed to properly oversee an $18 million a year program that provides non-emergency medical transportation to Medicaid recipients. The audit, released Monday, marked the seventh time the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals received audit findings that could result... more »
  • $4 million of EKL medical equipment missing Play Video

    November 30, 2015 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than $4 million of medical equipment is missing from the old Earl K. Long hospital in North Baton Rouge, according to a state audit . EKL shut it's doors in 2013, and some of its equipment was sent to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Scathing audit at BRCC shows glaring problems Play Video

    October 1, 2015 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The results of an audit conducted by out of state investigators is complete, and it shows glaring problems need to be fixed at Baton Rouge Community College. All of this stems from questionable credentials that were issued by BRCC involving a multi-million dollar federal grant that was... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Parish struggles to finance the jail

    September 28, 2015 7:36 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Pointe Coupee parish is under fire after an audit shows there's hole by almost a million dollars. "The tax that supports the actually jail is only bringing in a 192,000 dollars so the amount of prisoners that we're housing and the operations itself on the police... more »
  • Auditor: Report on Jindal Medicaid privatization improved

    September 15, 2015 8:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's legislative auditor says the health department is doing a better job of submitting required information about Gov. Bobby Jindal's Medicaid privatization. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office issued a blistering commentary in 2014 that said Jindal's Department of Health and Hospitals submitted a privatization evaluation to lawmakers that... more »
  • Report: City workers caused $100,000 in thefts and damages in 2014 Play Video

    August 17, 2015 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A financial report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor revealed that city employees caused more than $100,000 in thefts and damages for the city of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish in 2014. In January, Baton Rouge Police arrested three Department of Public Works... more »
  • Audit: Oversight of La. veteran homes needs improvement

    August 17, 2015 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit found the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs didn't properly address deficiencies at its five veteran homes or adequately monitor contractors who provide services. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office reviewed the oversight of veteran homes in Bossier City, Jackson, Jennings, Monroe and Reserve. These facilities... more »
  • DCFS report on malnourished case plays blame game Play Video

    July 15, 2015 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Blame is shared among multiple levels of bureaucracy and private parties in a report released Wednesday related to an internal investigation about how the Department of Children and Family Services handled a case involving a malnourished, 15-year-old special needs child. Rose Holland was booked on child... more »
  • Audit finds questionable credit card purchases in New Roads Play Video

    July 13, 2015 6:11 PM

    NEW ROADS- For the second time in less than a year, Mayor Robert Myer took time out of his day to defend allegations of questionable spending on the city's credit card. He's one of seven employees who used seven city credit cards which had incomplete records, according to an audit... more »
  • Audit cites concerns about deficit in jail sales tax fund

    July 13, 2015 8:26 AM

    LIVINGSTON- A multimillion-dollar deficit in Livingston Parish's jail sales tax fund was among a handful of concerns independent accountants cited in the parish's 2014 audit. The audit also says the parish continues to struggle with keeping its priority road list updated, tracking permit revenue and estimating expenditures in its road... more »
  • LSU Police officer accused of theft

    June 22, 2015 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators arrested an LSU Police officer after Louisiana State Police said she was caught skimming money from the agency's books over several years. Authorities charged 46-year-old Carrie Richardson-Heckard of Denham Springs with felony theft. LSP said she was the treasurer for the LSU Police Association from... more »
  • USS Kidd board won't seek restitution from former director

    June 10, 2015 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Commissioners overseeing the operations of the USS Kidd and its land-based museum decided not to seek restitution from former director Maury Drummond, accused by state auditors of improper use of public funds. Drummond retired amid allegations he was not spending the non-profit organization's money appropriately. Since... more »
  • Auditor: State agencies fail reporting on tax incentives Play Video

    June 1, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State agencies that administer tax incentive programs are failing to adequately report the return on investment for those programs, according to the legislative auditor's office. State law requires agencies to annually report to the Legislature the return on investment for their tax incentive programs and whether the... more »
  • Auditor: Oil companies pay too little for oyster damage

    May 18, 2015 3:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Oil companies that damage the state's public oyster grounds - for example when they drill wells and lay pipelines - are not required to pay enough in compensation to the state, according to a state legislative auditor's report. This was one of several findings in a Louisiana... more »
  • Audit: State contracts out of control Play Video

    May 11, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit by the Legislative Auditor found that the state has nearly 15,000 contracts worth $21.3 billion and there's no way to keep track of them. State Treasurer John Kennedy says 4,600 of the contracts are not even cataloged in the registry and could be "back-door"... more »
  • Tulsa County to audit reserve deputy program after shooting

    April 16, 2015 1:40 PM

    TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office says it will conduct an internal review of its reserve deputy program after a 73-year-old volunteer officer fatally shot an unarmed suspect who was on the ground. Spokesman Shannon Clark told the Tulsa World Thursday that there will be an audit, but... more »
  • Southern University System files late financial report

    March 30, 2015 11:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Auditors had trouble collecting the information needed to review the Southern University System's books for the last budget year. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera says the university system filed its annual financial report with the state two months late. And the auditor's office says the financial report that... more »
  • LSU audit says Cassidy fulfilled part-time agreement

    February 25, 2015 12:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU said an audit found U. S. Senator Bill Cassidy met all his obligations during part-time educational work which drew attacks by former Senator Mary Landrieu during last year's elections. The university said Cassidy was fairly compensated for work done at the LSU Health Sciences Center... more »
  • Scathing audit shows problems at Maringouin PD Play Video

    February 2, 2015 5:41 PM

    MARINGOUIN - A scathing audit released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor found major problems within the Maringouin Police Department. Former Chief John Simien is accused of violating the law, according to the audit. It found Simien billed taxpayers for hotel stays after his conferences were over, received nearly $31,000... more »
  • Audit: Fire marshal's office needs to improve inspections

    February 2, 2015 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says the state fire marshal's office is falling short in its building inspections and five prevention monitoring. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's Office issued a report Monday that said the fire marshal hasn't consistently inspected Louisiana's schools, universities, state buildings and health facilities to ensure... more »
  • EBR School worker accused of stealing electronics Play Video

    January 26, 2015 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former EBR School employee was arrested accused of stealing nearly $9,500 worth of iPads, projectors and other electronics from Northdale Superintendent's Academy. The theft was discovered as the EBR School System conducted a routine inventory of items. The principal at the school contacted authorities once... more »
  • Audit says $7M in Recovery School District property missing

    December 15, 2014 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says the state-managed Recovery School District can't locate $7 million in property, things like computers and equipment. It's the eighth year in a row that Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office has found the same problem for the school district, which is a network of... more »
  • Audit: Equipment thefts, other problems at GSU

    December 2, 2014 5:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new state audit of Grambling State University shows equipment thefts totaling more than $130,000 and an unbalanced budget with more total expenses than revenues in each of the five years analyzed. According to the audit released Monday by the legislative auditor's office, the thefts included plumbing... more »
  • Audit: La. 1 bridge finances stabilize

    November 24, 2014 11:27 AM

    LEEVILLE - A state audit says the La. 1 bridge in Leeville is collecting more money from tolls after years of under-collecting. The bridge was built partially on money to be repaid through the tolls. But revenue from those tolls lagged, and the state lagged on repaying the debt. Recent... more »
  • Audit: Elderly office needs stronger leadership

    November 24, 2014 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal fired the head of his Office of Elderly Affairs in 2012 and never named another executive director. A new audit says that lack of leadership has lessened the effectiveness of the agency's mission to help the elderly. In a review released Monday, the Legislative... more »
  • Audit questions $13 million in Tulane Katrina aid

    October 22, 2014 10:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The inspector general for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says federal emergency officials should recover nearly $13 million in Hurricane Katrina recovery aid awarded to Tulane University. The report also says Louisiana officials should review more than $290 million in recovery aid given to Tulane after... more »
  • Nonprofit explains audit Play Video

    September 29, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family Service of Greater Baton Rouge is explaining an audit that details some mistakes the organization made when it submitted payments for payroll taxes and employee contributions. The audit shows that the group was not making those payments on time, but the organization says that's because... more »
  • Fair urged to modify accounting practices

    September 28, 2014 5:00 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - Auditors say the State Fair of Louisiana could take several steps to improve its accounting practices. Accountant James McClelland recommended the minor changes in a letter accompanying the fair's 2012 and 2013 audits made available by the legislative auditor's office. The fair ended 2012 with slightly more... more »
  • Audit: La Medicaid overpaid $3.1M to 13 hospitals

    September 9, 2014 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A recently released federal audit shows Louisiana's Medicaid program overpaid $3.1 million in incentives to 13 hospitals in 2011 and underpaid several others. The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentives program began in 2011 to encourage hospitals and other health care professionals to use electronic health... more »
  • Audit: State pays high lease rates to Saints owner

    September 8, 2014 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana state agencies are paying above-market rates to rent office space from New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and $625,000 for space it's not using. Those are the findings of an audit released Monday by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera, whose office reviewed the lease deal. Gov. Bobby... more »
  • CATS' Mirabito setting solid, new foundation

    August 19, 2014 6:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Capitol Area Transit System met Tuesday to discuss a recent audit that detailed over-spending, unaccounted for payments, and poor record keeping. The board in charge of the taxpayer-funded system also examined how new CEO, Bob Mirabito, is doing thus far. CATS has been under new... more »
  • Auditor questions data in Medicaid program review

    August 18, 2014 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Legislative Auditor's office is raising questions about the usefulness of an annual report evaluating private managed-care networks handling health services for Louisiana Medicaid patients. In a review released Monday, the auditor's office says the report that the Department of Health and Hospitals provided to lawmakers in... more »
  • USS Kidd financial woes remain evident in audit

    August 11, 2014 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - USS Kidd leaders are working to correct financial troubles, mismanagement and lack of oversight made by its previous administration. Last September, News 2's Investigative Unit first uncovered the problems and questionable spending surrounding the ship. The Legislative Auditor's office released the ship's 2013 audit Monday, giving... more »
  • Audit criticizes handling of waste tire program

    August 4, 2014 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An audit says the Department of Environmental Quality hasn't properly collected fees in a program designed to keep tires from being dumped illegally. The review was released Monday by the legislative auditor. Louisiana residents pay a fee when they buy new tires to help cover the cost... more »
  • Small overpayments found in La. voucher program

    August 1, 2014 11:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Auditors looking at state payments to private schools through Louisiana's $35 million voucher program found about $52,000 in overpayments during the last school year. Education Superintendent John White said Friday the money has been recouped from the schools, by backing the dollars out of the last round... more »
  • Auditors unable to give financial status for USS KIDD Play Video

    July 26, 2014 9:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S.S Kidd is trying to stay afloat after the state audit was unable to do a proper audit report by giving an opinion on financial shape of the Kidd because of the lack of expense records. Amy Torres and her family made the trip from... more »
  • Audit: DHH paid $1.9M for Medicaid for deceased

    November 4, 2013 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit says Louisiana paid nearly $1.9 million last year through the state's privatized Medicaid programs for 1,727 people who had died. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office released the audit Monday, looking at fees that the state Department of Health and Hospitals paid in the... more »

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