- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - The Latest on a grand jury’s indictment of a Louisiana mayor on charges of malfeasance in office and abuse of power (all times local):

5 p.m.

A Louisiana grand jury has indicted New Roads Mayor Robert Myer on charges of malfeasance in office and abuse of power.

Multiple media outlets report that a warrant for Myer’s arrest was issued following his indictment Wednesday.

His indictment follows a 2015 state Inspector General’s report that found Myer had used a city-issued credit card for personal purchases.

Myer says he has repaid the city any charges that went to personal use.

The Inspector General’s office handed over its findings to 18th Judicial District Attorney Richard Ward. Before Myer’s indictment, Ward wouldn’t confirm if the report was the basis of the grand jury’s investigation.

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This story corrects the spelling of the mayor’s last name.

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11:30 a.m.

The grand jury looking into the administration of New Roads Mayor Robert Myer has heard from a long line of witnesses.

WBRZ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2auBgci) that 18 people were called to testify Wednesday. The probe follows a 2015 state Inspector General’s report that found Myer had used a city-issued credit card for personal purchases.

Myer says he has repaid the city any charges that went to personal use.

The Inspector General handed over his findings to 18th Judicial District Attorney Richard Ward, but Ward will not confirm if the report is the basis of the grand jury investigation.

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Information from: WBRZ-TV, http://www.wbrz.com

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