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Officials having second thoughts about paying contractor

4 years 2 months 3 days ago Monday, February 16 2015 Feb 16, 2015 February 16, 2015 9:52 AM February 16, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

LIVINGSTON - Some Livingston Parish Council members are having second thoughts about paying a former parish contractor

Corey delaHoussaye is accused of going to a Mardi Gras parade, working out at the gym and playing golf during hours he claimed to be working for the parish after Hurricane Gustav.

DelaHoussaye faces prosecution in state court on numerous counts of falsifying public records and theft related to his billing. DelaHoussaye claims his prosecution, the termination of his contract in 2011 and parish officials' refusal to pay his final invoice are retaliation for his reporting alleged illegal activities by the parish's Hurricane Gustav debris contractors.

Council Chairman Chance Parent says officials should wait until after the hearing to decide whether delaHoussaye is owed anything beyond the $1.9 million the parish already paid.

Image: The Livingston Parish News

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