Forensic Accounting Expert & Louisiana Former Mayor Malfeasance Trial

Money PileFormer Richwood, LA, mayor Edward L. Harris, who was elected Saturday to the town’s Board of Aldermen, appeared in 4th Judicial District Court in front of Judge Wilson Rambo last week for a pre-trial hearing.  Harris, who charged with one count of malfeasance in office, is accused of illegally writing more than $70,000 in checks to himself and other employees who left their jobs as a new administration came in 2008.

If Harris is convicted of malfeasance in office, he faces imprisonment with or without hard labor for up to five years and a fine of up to $5,000.  Assistant district attorneys Neal Johnson and Brandon Brown filed a motion requesting John Michael Rhymes, director of human resources for the city of Monroe, be accepted as an expert witness in the upcoming trial.  Johnson and Brown hope to use Rhymes as an expert witness regarding payroll issues.

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