St Tammany DA Update – 7/9/2014

DA Walter Reed says he didn’t try to influence public hospital’s decision to employ his brother

By NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed said he didn’t try to influence St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s decision to employ his brother, and that Richard Reed worked for many years as both a funeral director and with the hospital.

Richard Reed worked at the hospital for at least a decade, most recently as a clerk in the mailroom. He resigned June 27.

Messages obtained by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and WVUE Fox 8 News show hospital officials talked about how the hospital had “made a position” for Richard Reed and worried how it would look if word got out.

In a statement late Wednesday (July 9), Walter Reed said he “was not even aware of any controversy regarding his work (if it existed at all) and certainly did not attempt to influence any personnel decisions by the hospital.”

STATEMENT BY WALTER REED DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR ST. TAMMANY AND WASHINGTON PARISH

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