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New Orleans’ assessor removed about 700 improper homestead exemptions last year BY JEFF ADELSON | Staff writer The Orleans Parish Assessor’s Office and the city’s Office of Inspector General found hundreds of improper homestead exemptions and removed them from the property tax rolls last year, Assessor Erroll Williams announced Wednesday. The clean-up included the discovery of numerous properties receiving the exemption even though the owner...

New Orleans IG teams up with Council President to stop bid rigging on city contracts after Smart Cities investigation

updated: 6:23 PM CST Jan 10, 2024 Cassie Schirm, Investigative Reporter NEW ORLEANS — False swearing, maintaining false public documents and bid rigging that is what the Office of Inspector General and the City Council is trying to fight with new legislation after the Inspector General says all that happened with the abandoned “smart cities”...

New Orleans OIG says sheriff wasted $11,000 for unoccupied Mardi Gras hotel rooms  Aubry Killion Investigative Reporter Updated: 6:50 PM CDT Nov 1, 2023 NEW ORLEANS —A bombshell update to a WDSU Investigation. WDSU Investigates first reported Orleans Parish Sheriff Susan Hutson spent more than $18,000 to house high-ranking employees in high-end hotel rooms for Carnival 2023. The report says 90 room nights were paid for. The...

Scathing report from OIG’s office echoes WWL-TV investigation into ex-director of juvenile jail

The three-and-a-half year tenure of Kyshun Webster as director of New Orleans juvenile lockup was plagued by spotty attendance, questionable spending and an attempt to get the facility to take his ailing pet dog and pay hefty veterinary expenses, according to an investigative report released Tuesday by the city’s Office of Inspector General. Continue Reading
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