- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - A Louisiana mayor was indicted Wednesday on charges related to his alleged personal use of a city-issued credit card.

Multiple news outlets reported that a warrant for New Roads Mayor Robert Myer’s arrest was issued following his indictment by a state grand jury on charges of malfeasance in office and abuse of power. Myer was released on $50,000 bond.

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

Myer’s indictment doesn’t specify how much money the mayor charged on the city credit card.

Myer has served as the mayor of New Roads since 2010.


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

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