Metro Council defers hearing for parish attorney on software investigation

Mary Roper
Mary Roper

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Metro Council has delayed a hearing to determine the future of parish attorney Mary Roper until Aug. 13.

"We are working toward an amicable resolution," said Councilman John Delgado. "I cannot comment any further on this personnel matter."

Roper was put under investigation in April for allegedly sending an East Baton Rouge Parish-developed computer program to a personal email account.

She said she sent the information to her husband, who also works for the city, to finalize copyright plans.

She added her husband is a "very brilliant software developer who the city-parish is lucky to have on the payroll."

Sources tell 9News that Roper has been offered a job as a legal advisor for the city parish retirement system and that she would continue as parish attorney until she accepts that position.  Calls to Roper were not returned.

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