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CAO Troy Bell resigns after allegedly lying on resume

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Screenshot of Troy Bell's LinkedIn profile (Source: LinkedIn) Screenshot of Troy Bell's LinkedIn profile (Source: LinkedIn)
Screenshot of Troy Bell's LinkedIn profile (Source: LinkedIn) Screenshot of Troy Bell's LinkedIn profile (Source: LinkedIn)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The newly appointed chief Administrative Officer, Troy Bell, has announced his resignation after allegedly lying on his resume.

The Office of Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome has responded to these allegations and his resignation.

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The Advocate reports Broome's new chief administrative officer does not actually hold a master's degree in public administration, which he claimed on his resume.

Bell also claims to have this degree, from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City of University of New York, on his LinkedIn profile. 

Mayor Broome's office released the following statement Friday afternoon in response:

I have accepted the resignation of Troy Bell. I am disappointed that he chose to withhold information about his background while interviewing for and subsequently accepting the position of chief administrative officer. I will not let this be a distraction to the commitment I have made to the people of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. The mayor-president’s office will continue to serve our fellow residents in an efficient manner as we have since the beginning of my tenure.

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