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PORT ALLEN - The attorneys representing Mayor Deedy Slaughter want a Judge to issue a judgement dismissing claims filed in a lawsuit by Audrey McCain.

McCain is the chief financial officer Slaughter tried to fire, but was reinstated by a judge earlier this year.  McCain's termination happened after News 2 received financial documents through a public records request.

In court, a contempt hearing scheduled for Mayor Deedy Slaughter was continued today. Instead, lawyers for both sides met in the judge's chambers this morning.  The Mayor was a no show.

The hearing was supposed to go over issues McCain had been having with the Mayor. McCain claims Slaughter has been meddling in her work since she was reinstated by a Judge earlier this year.

Now, McCain's Lawyer Cy D'Aquila will file court documents containing exact details of Audrey McCain's job descriptions to prevent further problems.

"We basically sat down, went through all of those statutes and now we are in the process of drafting it in a judgement and getting a judge to sign off on it," D'Aquila said.

The mayor's attorneys declined to do an on-camera interview after the hearing. However, they did say they would refer any comments about this matter to the Mayor herself.

We reached out to Mayor Deedy Slaughter, but she did not return our phone calls.


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