Audit: Work on ex-Angola warden's homes may have broken law
BATON ROUGE - A government audit has found that the former warden of Louisiana's largest prison may have violated state law by using prison resources and public funds to renovate and furnish his homes.
A report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's office also details other potentially illegal transactions involving the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
The report says nearly $28,000 in public money was used to purchase appliances and household furnishings for former Warden Burl Cain's home on prison grounds. Also, three prison employees apparently worked on Cain's personal residence in Baton Rouge without taking leave.
Cain resigned last January following a string of Advocate newspaper reports about his private real estate dealings.
Cain's attorney says many of the audit's findings and legal conclusions are "in error."
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Gunman kills 19 children, 2 teachers in Texas school rampage
Sheriff's deputy shot, wounded in St. Tammany; 13-year-old suspect in custody
Baton Rouge security company offers active-shooter technology as part of security training
Central City Council approves funding for more license plate readers
Laplace bracing for 2022 hurricane season
Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
VIDEO: Former Saints and Tiger Devery Henderson talks about the difference between...
New NCAA rules tweak opens door for more SEC dominance
VIDEO: Devery Henderson Talk about Bluegrass Miracle and the Saints "Rebirth game"
VIDEO: Former Tigers and Saints receiver Devery Henderson talks with Corey Rholdon...