New Orleans OIG says sheriff wasted $11,000 for unoccupied Mardi Gras hotel rooms

November 2, 20230

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 OIG says they went through Omni records and interviewed OPSO employees. According to the OIG, only 37 nights were used by OPSO command staff. The report says four employees stayed six nights or more, three employees did not occupy a room at all, and six employees stayed three nights or less in a room secured and paid for by OPSO.

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