- Associated Press - Friday, December 18, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Police investigators visited Louisiana State Penitentiary this week as part of an ongoing criminal inquiry involving the prison’s longtime warden, Burl Cain.

The State Police’s participation in a joint investigation with the state inspector general’s office and the corrections department was announced Friday at a media briefing. Greg Phares, the inspector general’s chief investigator, disclosed Wednesday that his office was looking into unspecified allegations involving Cain.

State Police Col. Mike Edmonson says he sent investigators to the Angola prison to “pull records,” including time sheets, but he didn’t elaborate.

Cain announced last week he is resigning on Jan. 1. He has denied engaging in any illegal or unethical conduct, but his announcement followed reports by The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge about his private real estate dealings.

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