Medicaid may have spent 85-million in healthcare costs for ineligible recipients
Posted on 11/13/2018 5:39:00 PM.

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera says the state's Medicaid program potentially paid 85-million dollars in medical costs for people who may not have been eligible for benefits. Medicaid previously only checked wage eligibility every 12 months, and Purpera says that led to over payments relative to other states who check eligibility more frequently.

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Legislative Auditor launches investigation into LSP travel spending
Posted on 3/14/2017 10:26:00 AM.

The state Legislative Auditor’s Office launches an investigation into the travel spending of Louisiana State Police. The inquiry comes amid an ongoing investigation into the agency by the Governor’s Office. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera hopes this probe will lead to policy changes in the department.

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Audit alleges misuse of funds by former-Angola warden
Posted on 1/23/2017 2:05:00 PM.

An audit accuses former-Angola warden Burl Cain of improperly using state funds during his tenure at the helm of the state’s largest prison. State legislative auditor Daryl Purpera says several state employees helped renovate Cain’s private home in Baton Rouge while on the clock, including Angola’s maintenance director Tim Byrd.

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State auditor points out areas the state can do better in protecting taxpayer dollars
Posted on 2/23/2016 5:25:00 AM.

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera has released an annual report that points out areas where state government can do a better job of protecting taxpayer dollars. Purpera says on multiple occasions his auditors discovered the Department of Health and Hospitals didn’t do what was needed to receive payments from third parties for medical services provided for Medicaid patients.

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Audit finds $939 million in questioned awards in the "Road Home" program
Posted on 3/9/2015 11:02:00 AM.
A state audit looking at the "Road Home" program finds that $939 million was given out to homeowners who did not comply with the rules of the program.  Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera says this came with certain requirements and deadlines the recipients had to meet.  

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State Audit shows failed sugar mill cost tax payers $71 million
Posted on 7/14/2014 11:32:00 AM.
A sugar cane mill constructed in 2006 in Jefferson Davis Parish at the request of at that time Agriculture Commissioner Bob Odom ended up costing taxpayers 71-million dollars. That's according to Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera.
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State auditiors find $1.3 million in food benefits went to the dead
Posted on 7/7/2014 5:24:00 PM.
A state audit has found that nearly $1.3 million in federal food benefits were used in Louisiana after the legal recipients died. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera says benefits for over 3,900 single-person households were spent after the participant's death.
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