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New Orleans LaToya Cantrell hit with ethics charges over 15 first-class flight upgrades

Posted on AllSides November 9th, 2023
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New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell was charged with ethics violations regarding her use of first-class seats on flights paid by the city. The Louisiana Board of Ethics on Oct. 31 accused Cantrell of upgrading to first-class on city-funded flight tickets, which violates state law and city travel policy. According to New Orleans city policy, government employees are required to purchase the lowest airfare possible or reimburse the city for accommodations considered deluxe. The charges aren't criminal. In total, the cost difference between Cantrell's flight upgrades and rates permitted under city...

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