- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

MONROE, La. (AP) - Former Monroe city engineer Sinyale Morrison has a trial date set for next year.

The News-Star reports (https://tnsne.ws/1jvhB0h ) a Feb. 22 date was set Monday in state District Court in Monroe.

Morrison was indicted in 2012 on one count of public payroll fraud. She also is accused of conspiracy to commit fraud.

Morrison is accused of hiring, promoting and maintaining an unqualified person - Ricardo Nance - for a position of public employment for which he was “grossly unqualified,” namely as survey party chief, from May 2009 through August 2011; and authorizing overtime pay for Nance for which there was no justification.

The investigation began in late 2011 after Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera found improprieties while reviewing the city’s engineering department’s payroll practices.

Morrison resigned in 2012.


Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com

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