Ex-mayor of Louisiana town charged with malfeasance

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Wednesday, August 12 2020 Aug 12, 2020 August 12, 2020 5:45 AM August 12, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press

MONROE, La. (AP) — The former mayor of a Louisiana town has been charged with malfeasance in office.

The News-Star reports that former Sterlington Mayor Vern Breland was taken into custody Tuesday, following an indictment by a grand jury Friday.

The charge followed a November report by the state Legislative Auditor’s Office that said Breland may have violated state law by directing the town to make expenditures of $3.1 million in bond proceeds that were inconsistent with the stated purpose of the bond.

It was not clear if Breland had an attorney who could speak for him. The News-Star reported his bond was set at $25,000.

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