2 Public Defenders’ Offices Overspent Funds

Two local public defenders’ offices are getting bad marks from the State Legislative Auditor. Officials say the LaSalle Parish Office overspent funds and has outstanding checks. Officials say the office over-budgeted revenue by more than $78,000.

In Vernon parish, auditors say the net position was down more than $64,000 and it overspent funds by more than the five percent allowed in state law.

KLAX ABC 31 News 3/23/15