Inspector General calls sheriff’s hotel spending ‘wasteful and unnecessary’

November 2, 20230
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A New Orleans inspector general report finds the sheriff’s expenditures for hotel rooms at the Royal Sonesta last Mardi Gras to be “wasteful and unnecessary.”

The sheriff’s office spent $18,000 for the rooms, for a total of 90 nights.

When news of the sheriff’s use of hotel rooms first became public, the sheriff said LAK9, a dog training company based in Vermilion Parish would cover the cost. But LAK9 said that donation was suggested by someone not employed by their company, and later declined to make the donation, leaving the sheriff’s office — and taxpayers — footing the bill.

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