Ethics board charges New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell for first-class flight upgrades

Posted on AllSides November 9th, 2023
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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell faces state ethics charges for upgrading her airline tickets for first-class seats at the expense of taxpayers over a two-year period. State law prohibits elected officials from receiving anything of value, and city travel policy requires the mayor to seek the lowest-priced fares. The upgrades were made for 13 domestic flights and two international flights and totaled almost $29,000 according to the Louisiana Board of Ethics. Under pressure of having her pay docked by the New Orleans City Council, Cantrell abandoned her original refusal to...

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