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Report: Investigators search home of former parish attorney for EBR

Mary Roper (Source: WAFB) Mary Roper (Source: WAFB)

The former parish attorney for East Baton Rouge is now under the microscope of the police department.

According to the Baton Rouge Business Report, the Baton Rouge Police Department searched the home of Mary Roper on Saturday. Officers reportedly seized computers, electronic files, cell phones and more.

The Business Report said detectives were looking for evidence that someone from Roper's home hacked into the webmail accounts of employees at the parish attorney's office.

Her attorney said people should be outraged that officers searched her home in response to a baseless allegation.

The East Baton Rouge Metro Council fired Roper in September. She came under fire after some members of the Metro Council said they lost confidence in her as parish attorney.

She was investigated after officials said she sent an East Baton Rouge Parish-developed computer program to a personal email account.

She had been parish attorney for 20 years prior to her termination.

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