BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Mary Roper was offered a new position in order to avoid a hearing on whether or not she should be removed as parish attorney.
that the position of "retirement system counselor" was created, and if she takes the job then the hearing scheduled for August 13th will be canceled. However, if she refuses the new position and chooses to fight for her current job, the hearing will proceed as scheduled.
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.