The news just keeps getting worse for Supt. of Ed. John White; State Auditor investigating possible payroll fraud

Interesting development. I will try to meet with some legislative auditor staff tomorrow. I think I can point them in the right direction.

Louisiana Voice

The news just keeps getting worse for Superintendent of Education John White.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has put White on a short leash with Executive Order BJ 2014-7 on June 18 and last Wednesday (June 25) Internal Audit Administrator Marsha Guidry issued an extensive laundry list of documents information relating to the Department of Education’s (DOE) contract with Data Recognition Corp.

At the same time, LouisianaVoice has learned the Legislative Auditor’s office is conducting an investigation of DOE that could involve payroll fraud, according to sources inside the department.

White, as we have reported several times in the past, has loaded up the department with unclassified appointments at bloated six-figure salaries.

There are apparently three major problems with that:

  • Many of these appointees seldom, if ever, show up for work and apparently are required to perform few, if any, duties to earn their keep;
  • The department did not have enough money…

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6 thoughts on “The news just keeps getting worse for Supt. of Ed. John White; State Auditor investigating possible payroll fraud

  1. That closed-door executive session could take a whole different direction than originally thought!!

    Maybe there IS merit to saying a novena….

  2. Now could we have a similar audit contracts issued and the outcomes of those contracts, e.g., work actually done, results actually achieved, monies spent and accounted for, invoices paid and outstanding, actions taken and follow-up pertaining to the implementation of results of said contracts, an example of a contract being the $5M contract to find ways to save the state $500M.

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