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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...

‘Change the locks’: New Orleans City Council ends mayoral use of Pontalba apartment BY BEN MYERS | Staff writer   New Orleans mayors will no longer have access to a city-controlled apartment in Jackson Square after City Council members on Thursday quashed Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s veto of an ordinance ending the longtime perk. With a 5-2 vote, the City Council upheld a measure requiring that the French Market...

OIG says New Orleans mayor’s 4-person security team cost taxpayers more than $414,000 last year Updated: 7:38 PM CDT Apr 27, 2023 Cassie Schirm, Investigative Reporter   A call for more supervision over those protecting the New Orleans mayor, the Office of Inspector General just released a report raising concerns over a lack of procedure in place for Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s executive detail. “We determined that the executive protection team did...
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