Angola warden reinstated after no wrongdoing found after payroll investigation

Angola warden placed on leave over payroll investigation

ANGOLA, La. (WAFB) - Angola warden, Darrel Vannoy, has been reinstated after an investigation into possible payroll fraud.

The Louisiana Department of Corrections announced Tuesday, March 17 that Vannoy was reinstated after a joint investigation cleared him of any criminal wrongdoing.

The internal investigation remains ongoing.

Vannoy, was initially placed on leave as investigators probed an incident involving certain Angola staff and department payroll administration rules.

Department of Corrections officials and Louisiana State Police are leading the investigation, which was first announced Tuesday, March 10.

Warden Darrel Vannoy replaced Warden Burl Cain, who stepped down in December of 2015.
Warden Darrel Vannoy replaced Warden Burl Cain, who stepped down in December of 2015. (Source: Department of Corrections)

Seth Smith, chief of operations for DOC, was charged with overseeing Angola during the investigation.

No other details were provided.

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