LCG councilman may have violated the law, state audit says

A report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office says Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux may have violated state law and the Louisiana Constitution.

The report says his elected position became a conflict of interest with his previous job as youth services director for the 15th Judicial District.

Former District Attorney Mike Harson reimbursed the Vermilion Parish Police Jury for paying Boudreaux’s salary.

Auditors found Boudreaux didn’t always take leave from the d-a’s office when he went to out-of-town conferences and city-parish budget hearings.

The report says if the DA’s office paid Boudreaux for time he spent at conferences and budget hearings, the DA’s office may have violated the Louisiana constitution.

Boudreaux’s attorney, Robin MaGee, said the audit findings are incorrect because of a quote “complete absence of proof.”

Boudreaux released the following statement to News 10 this afternoon:

“I am sorry for any effect this attack of my professionalism, character, and work ethic may have on my family, friends, colleagues, and the entire community as a whole.”

 

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