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  • CATS former CFO kept $12,000 of company cash for nearly a year Play Video

    August 19, 2013 10:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hours after Capital Area Transit System CFO, Gary Owens, resigned, it was revealed he kept thousands of dollars of cash in a safe for months and did not deposit the money. "I told him in July he must deposit that money," CATS CEO Bob Mirabito said. "It... more »
  • CATS CFO resigns, investigation turned over to DA Play Video

    August 19, 2013 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The chief financial officer for the Capital Area Transit System resigned this afternoon. In a letter sent Friday to his boss CATS CEO Bob Mirabito, Gary Owens doesn't explain why he's leaving. During a scheduled press conference, Mirabito wouldn't answer questions about Owens' resignation or... more »
  • News 2 Investigators: other cities don't have trouble with their bus system Play Video

    July 23, 2013 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The scandal that has the Capital Area Transit System searching for missing money keeps rolling along. "We've had these reconciling differences since we had the fareboxes," CATS CFO Gary Owens said. What he calls 'reconciling differences' adds up to more than $100,000 missing over a three-and-a-half... more »
  • Judge denies mistrial request by mayor's attorney Play Video

    July 2, 2013 5:18 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A judge denied a mistrial request by the attorney for Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter in today's hearing over a lawsuit filed by three city council members. Ron Johnson made the motion after the judge signed an order requiring Slaughter stop interfering with Chief Financial Officer... more »
  • Area lawmaker: there was no meeting with mayor Play Video

    February 21, 2013 11:58 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A state lawmaker set the record straight after she was mentioned as having conversations with the mayor about city business while in Washington, D.C. for the president's inauguration. "There was no meeting," Rep. Pat Smith (D-Baton Rouge) told WBRZ News 2 Thursday evening. "This was a reception,... more »
  • Judge rules for fired Port Allen financial officer

    February 20, 2013 12:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A judge ruled today that Port Allen's mayor had no authority to fire the city's chief financial officer, and ordered she give her job back. Judge Alvin Batiste said Audrey McCain was a department head, so Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter could not have fired her. Slaughter... more »
  • Hearing over Port Allen CFO job status today

    February 20, 2013 10:32 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Officials in Port Allen scheduled this morning to discuss the job status of the city's chief financial officer, whom the new mayor fired last week. Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter fired Audrey McCain a week after News 2 received financial documents requested about the mayor's travel to Washington,... more »
  • Port Allen CFO reinstated Play Video

    February 14, 2013 5:54 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain is back on the job after Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter fired her on Monday. Slaughter said McCain needed to be fired after clerical errors turned up on the city's financial audit. "I asked the auditor, I said, did this happen on... more »

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