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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • In growing town debacle, ethics board visits city hall

    February 17, 2014 3:30 PM

    SORRENTO- The Louisiana Board of Ethics spent the morning at the town hall Monday, but details about why political inspectors were in Ascension Parish were not revealed. The board typically does not confirm or deny an investigation, which is usually prompted by a complaint. Details of complaints are also... more »
  • Ethics: Former Kenner mayor must pay late fee

    August 19, 2013 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The State Ethics Board says former Kenner Mayor Phil Capitano must pay for the late filing of a campaign finance report. The board, according to The Times-Picayune, declined Friday to waive the fee and Capitano owes $600. Capitano, who lost a race to Mike Yenni in 2010,... more »
  • State ethics board vice-chairman resigns

    July 24, 2013 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's a vacancy on the Louisiana Board of Ethics. Vice Chairman Scott Schneider has resigned from the 11-member board, without providing a reason for stepping down. In his July 3 letter to Gov. Bobby Jindal, Schneider called his time on the board "a wonderful experience." The Times-Picayune... more »
  • Ethics board okays role of LSU Board of Supervisors member

    May 20, 2013 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's ethics board says an LSU Board of Supervisors member can serve on the governing board and also lead a private group that wants to take over operation of LSU's Shreveport hospital. The Board of Ethics signed off an advisory opinion clearing the way for Dr. John... more »
  • Resolution seeking president's removal going forward

    April 8, 2013 11:41 AM

    THIBODAUX - A Lafourche Parish councilman says he will not pull a resolution seeking Parish President Charlotte Randolph's resignation over ethics violations. The Courier reports the parish council will debate the resolution Tuesday. Randolph has asked state ethics authorities to reconsider the $60,000 she's been ordered to pay because she... more »
  • Lafourche president awaits ethics ruling

    March 8, 2013 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUG - Lafourche Parish President Charlotte Randolph is awaiting a state ethics panel's decision regarding the renting of her Grand Isle camp to BP after the 2010 oil spill. The Daily Comet reports (http://bit.ly/YHJzHh ) that Randolph and her husband, George, defended their motives Thursday at an ethics hearing.... more »
  • Former Orleans lawmaker nominated for ethics job

    January 31, 2013 10:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A state Senate committee is recommending a former New Orleans lawmaker who spent more than three decades in the Legislature to fill an open seat on the Louisiana Board of Ethics. The Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday backed former state Rep. Emile "Peppi" Bruneau for the... more »
  • Ex-Slaughter alderman facing ethics charges

    November 29, 2012 7:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Slaughter Alderman Thomas Boothe faces state ethics charges related to his alleged misuse of public office. The Louisiana Board of Ethics posted the charges on its website Wednesday and asked the Ethics Adjudicatory Board to conduct a hearing on the allegations. The counts stem... more »
  • Recall organizers fined $500 each by ethics board

    November 16, 2012 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Calcasieu Parish teachers who led failed recall efforts against Gov. Bobby Jindal and House Speaker Chuck Kleckley have been fined $500 each for failing to file campaign finance reports on time. Angie Bonvillian and Brenda Romero missed a deadline to file a report 45 days after... more »
  • Lockheed Martin ousts CEO-to-be over relationship

    November 9, 2012 4:14 PM

    BETHESDA, Md. - Lockheed Martin has ousted its president and anticipated CEO over a relationship with a subordinate. The company said Friday that its board of directors asked for and received the resignation of Christopher Kubasik from his role as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer. The 51-year old... more »
  • Ethics board hears appeals for fines check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 21, 2012 6:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state ethics board denied several lawmakers' appeals to have ethics fines against them waived today. The fines in dispute ranged from a few hundred dollars to $8,000, and mostly dealt with campaign finance reports which were filed late or improperly. State Senator Elbert Guillory,... more »
  • Ethics board postpones decision on Orange-Jones

    July 20, 2012 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state ethics board has deferred a decision on whether state Board Elementary and Secondary Education member Kira Orange-Jones can keep her elected seat and her job as executive director of the New Orleans branch of Teach for America. Alainna Giacone, spokeswoman for the ethics board, said Friday... more »
  • Lawmakers pass new exceptions to La. ethics code

    June 12, 2012 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A handful of proposals that chip away at provisions of the state's ethics code have received approval from Gov. Bobby Jindal, after lawmakers supported new exceptions to nepotism bans and contracting prohibitions. Critics of some of the provisions say the changes could undermine ethics laws and lead... more »
  • House won't re-nominate Simoneaux for Ethics Board

    April 5, 2012 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge attorney Frank Simoneaux, chairman of the Louisiana Board of Ethics over a tumultuous four-year transition, will not be returning to the board. A House committee declined to approve his re-nomination Thursday. Simoneaux joined after 10 of the board's 11-members resigned in 2008. Gov. Bobby... more »
  • Louisiana board plans guidelines on campaign fund use

    January 21, 2012 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's Board of Ethics plans to develop guidelines for determining what constitutes banned personal use of campaign funds by political candidates. Board members Friday also suggested that the 2012 Legislature change state law to be more specific about how contributions can be used. The Ethics Board recommendations include... more »
  • Questions about MSU's Profs Nude Photos

    November 23, 2011 7:57 PM

    An associate professor at Michigan State University has some explaining to do about him posing nude with his students and calling it art. Danny Guthrie's work is well-known by campus leaders, who say they've investigated the issue. The school has determined there's a protocol in place so students do not... more »
  • Ethics law lets lawmakers buy tickets to big games

    November 3, 2011 5:23 PM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama's newly toughened ethics law prohibits legislators and other state officials from receiving most free gifts, including football tickets. But in some cases they can still buy tickets to big games, like this weekend's Alabama-LSU game, at face value. That's an advantage over most state residents... more »
  • Dardenne campaign fined for ethics violation

    August 23, 2011 3:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state ethics board fined Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne's campaign $2,500 for collecting money over the legal contribution limit. The Advocate reports the board announced the decision at its meeting last week. It involved donations in a special election for lieutenant governor last year. Candidates for a major... more »
  • Former Jindal counsel fined by state ethics board

    April 15, 2011 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Jindal administration's former chief lawyer, Jimmy Faircloth, has been fined by the Louisiana Board of Ethics for violating state ethics law. The board decided Friday that Faircloth shouldn't have entered into a contract to represent the Louisiana Tax Commission six months after he resigned as... more »
  • La. state senator to face ethics charges

    February 4, 2011 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- State Sen. Rob Marionneaux is facing ethics charges related to his law firm's involvement in litigation against the state Department of Transportation and Development. It is the second charge filed against Marionneaux by the Louisiana Board of Ethics, on the same issue of failure to timely disclose... more »
  • Ethics charges against former mayor dropped

    January 22, 2011 3:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- The state Board of Ethics has dismissed charges that former Grambling Mayor Martha Andrus retaliated against three employees because they were "whistleblowers." According to Saturday's Times, Mike Dupree, deputy general counsel for the board, said a higher standard of proof required for convicting public officials of... more »
  • Ethics charges lodged against ex-parish officials

    January 12, 2011 8:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State ethics charges have been filed against former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and his former top administrator. The Times-Picayune reported that most of charges filed by the state ethics board are tied to an agreement between a private insurance agency owned by former administrator Tim Whitmer... more »

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