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  • Family claims 95-year-old swindled by Council on Aging director Play Video

    March 29, 2017 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There are allegations of coercion and violations of state ethics rules at the East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging. All of this centers around a will that was drawn up late last year for a 95-year-old woman. Helen Plummer died this month, and that's when the family... more »
  • Ethics office recommends Conway investigation

    February 14, 2017 2:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - The government's ethics watchdog is recommending that the White House investigate and possibly discipline President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway. In a letter made public Tuesday, the Office of Government Ethics wrote to White House attorneys that there's reason to believe that Conway violated the standards of ethical... more »
  • Oversight chair says Conway promoting Ivanka's brand 'unacceptable'

    February 9, 2017 3:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz says White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's promotion of Ivanka Trump's fashion brand was "wrong, wrong, wrong, clearly over the line, unacceptable." The Republican congressman said the White House must refer the matter to the Office of Government Ethics for review. He said he... more »
  • House GOP votes to gut independent ethics office

    January 2, 2017 9:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - House Republicans have voted to eviscerate the independent Office of Government Ethics, prompting an outcry from Democrats and watchdog groups. The vote Monday night would put the office under the control of the House Ethics committee, which is run by lawmakers. The full House is expected to vote... more »
  • Deputy's vacation gets attention of ethics commission

    February 1, 2016 7:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office employee faces ethics fines and charges after an investigation by the state ethics commission. The watchdog body said Mike Crawford accepted gifts from a vendor while working as a purchaser for the sheriff's office in 2013. Crawford identifies himself... more »
  • Walter Monsour, son face ethics charges for RDA deals

    December 2, 2015 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Board of Ethics filed conflict of interest charges Wednesday against Walter Monsour, the former head of the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority, over deals between the agency and clients represented by his son Jordan Monsour. The board also charged Jordan Monsour as part of... more »
  • Holden quietly settles up with Ethics Commission

    July 17, 2015 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Kip Holden ended a years-long dispute with the state Ethics Commission when he paid a $2,500 fine he's owed since 2008. Holden paid the fine on May 29 with little fanfare. He's publicly disputed the fine for months, telling News 2's Investigative Unit he planned... more »
  • Debate on Common Core-related ethics bill postponed

    May 12, 2015 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Opponents of the Common Core education standards have delayed a hearing on a bill that would place new ethics restrictions on state education leaders. The proposal by Rep. Bob Hensgens, an Abbeville Republican, was scheduled for debate Tuesday in the House and Governmental Affairs Committee. But the... more »
  • Ethics law rules health chief's husband can't take promotion

    April 18, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ethics considerations are preventing a promotion for the husband of a member of Gov. Bobby Jindal's cabinet. Louisiana's Ethics Board says Kathy Kliebert's position as chief of the state health department will prevent a job promotion for her husband, Lynn Kliebert. Lynn Kliebert is assistant chief financial... more »
  • Mayor Kip Holden claims Ethics Commission out to get him Play Video

    April 7, 2015 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Mayor-President of Baton Rouge claimed victory today against the Ethics Commission after he opened up a check from the IRS. The Ethics Commission claims Mayor Kip Holden owes the state $2,500 in fines for a problem with a financial disclosure report back in 2008. Holden believes... more »
  • Police chief loses ethics fine appeal

    March 9, 2015 12:38 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - The First Circuit Court of Appeals denied an appeal from St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau recently, ordering he pay a $2,500 ethics fine to the state. The board ruled Ambeau failed to appeal the 2011 fine for filing his required candidate financial statement late, and... more »
  • Ethics complaints lodged against Bill Cassidy

    December 3, 2014 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democrats have filed ethics complaints against Republican Senate candidate Bill Cassidy, alleging he misrepresented his medical work for the LSU hospital system. Complaints were filed Wednesday by the Louisiana Democratic Party, through a University of New Orleans faculty member, and by the American Democracy Legal Fund. Cassidy... more »
  • Four businesses honored with Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award

    October 14, 2014 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four businesses were honored with the 2014 Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business Tuesday night. SRS Wealth Management Group, Bozeman Distributors, LWCC/Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation, and Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center were presented with the honor at the Better Business Bureau event, Torch Awards... more »
  • Ethics complaints filed about Cassidy reports

    September 4, 2014 2:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Democratic group has filed charges that Republican U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy has violated state and federal laws by filing conflicting personal income statements in 2008. The Advertiser reports The American Democracy Legal Fund filed the charges with the House Office of Congressional Ethics and the Louisiana... more »

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