Months after being placed on unpaid administrative leave, a longtime office administrator for the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has resigned from her post for unspecified reasons, District Attorney Mike Harson said Tuesday.
Harson confirmed in an email that Barna Haynes resigned Aug. 28, “but gave no specific reasons for the resignation.”
Haynes’ resignation comes amid an ongoing FBI probe into the District Attorney’s Office that primarily delves into DWI cases.
The FBI searched two offices of the District Attorney’s Office on Feb. 27 and took files of DWI cases, drug cases and felony-level offenses.
The FBI returned to the Lafayette Parish Courthouse in April to search computer servers in connection with its ongoing investigation.
Haynes, who has worked with Harson for at least two decades, was placed on leave about two weeks after the initial search.