Skip to comments.Retiring state Sen. Wesley Bishop subject of federal criminal probe, SUNO records show
Posted on 08/31/2019 10:40:34 AM PDT by bgill
State Sen. Wesley Bishop, a Democrat from New Orleans who recently announced he would not seek re-election after eight years in the Legislature, is under federal investigation for possible payroll abuse, records show.
Bishop serves as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern University at New Orleans. In a series of stories last year, WVUE-TV Fox 8 reported that Bishop had been paid for 122 days of sick leave at SUNO while attending hearings in Baton Rouge in his capacity as a lawmaker.
The station raised questions about whether the roughly $50,000 in sick leave payments were legal or whether they amounted to double-dipping, and it is that question federal authorities appear to be probing.
(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...
“State Sen. Wesley Bishop, a DEMOCRAT from New Orleans who recently announced he would not seek re-election...”
Well, that’s one newsroom career coming to a quick end.
Yeah, that surprised me too. And it was up top, not in the “coninued on page 47” portion.
Hell, he should run for Congress with that record.
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