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Audit of Levee District Shows Improper Expenditures

A new audit of the Red River, Atchafalaya, and Bayou Boeuf Levee District shows multiple violations involving expenditures.

The Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office found the former board president used a district credit card to pay for unauthorized meals and lodging.

The audit report shows the district's board also did not follow proper procedures last year in raising the per diem allowance for board commissioners from $75 to $97.

In responding to the findings, levee district Executive Director Warren Byrd said action is being taken to tighten procedures to prevent such violations and also to recoup money where possible.     

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