The Investigators: New Roads mayor case heads to grand jury

The Investigators: New Roads mayor case heads to grand jury

POINTE COUPEE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The subject of a 9News Investigation heads to a Pointe Coupee Parish Grand Jury Wednesday, Aug. 3.

The State Inspector General's office started reviewing charges for a city-issued credit card for New Roads Mayor Robert Myer following a 9News Investigation and have since turned their findings over the 18th Judicial District Attorney's office for their review.

In November 2014, the 9News Investigators reviewed four years of records from when Myer first took office. There were receipts for hundreds of dollars spent at restaurants including Superior Steakhouse in Shreveport for $578.58, Sullivan's, Mike Anderson's, Ma Mama's Restaurant, Ruth's Chris and the list went on.

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There was no way to tell how many people were at a dinner or exactly what was ordered because there were not receipts for every purchase. Plus, many receipts were not itemized.

Flights and hotels cost the taxpayers the most with the mayor, some city council and school board members and others traveling all over the country: Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Washington D.C., Miami, Denver, Houston, Dallas, and hotel stays in New Orleans, Lake Charles and even in New Roads.

The 9News Investigators have learned several subpoenas went out Thursday, July 28 to the New Roads Mayor, department heads including the New Roads police chief, finance director and several of the council members who were elected during the time period in question.

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