Mayor Sherbin Collette told Teche News that investigators from the Louisiana Office of Inspector General showed up at town hall Thursday and “paperwork” and computer files from 2009.
“They asked questions but they didn’t answer questions, so that’s all I know about it,” Collette said.
The town's audits have always come out clean, he said.
Police Chief Leroy Guidry said a rumor that the state has ordered the town to cease and desist writing tickets on Interstate 10 is not true. Guidry said he took it upon himself to halt traffic enforcement on I-10 while the investigation is ongoing.
Since the town annexed a strip of the interstate 2005, fines and forfeitures have become the town’s main source of income, reaching over $800,000 last year.