St Tammany DA Update – 7/24/14

Former St. Tammany hospital clerk says her job was upgraded for DA Walter Reed’s brother

Story by
Heather Nolan – | The Times-Picayune
Lee Zurik – WVUE Fox 8 News

St. Tammany Parish Hospital had reduced longtime employee Faye Dennis to part-time status before she left on medical leave in 2011. But when the hospital replaced her with District Attorney Walter Reed’s brother, Richard Reed was given the same job in a full-time capacity and at a 44 percent higher pay rate than Dennis, according to emails and recent news reports.

Richard Reed worked for at least a decade at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, most recently as a clerk in the mailroom. He resigned in June.

The hospital released a statement Wednesday (July 23) that said Reed was temporarily assigned to the mailroom for 20 hours while Dennis was on medical leave, and that he also worked other jobs in materials management for 20 hours.

However, email conversations among hospital administrators obtained by | The Times-Picayune and WVUE Fox 8 News showed that Reed was working full time in the mailroom.


One Response to “St Tammany DA Update – 7/24/14”

  1. Dan Burson Says:

    Why dont you do an update on the corruption that continues in Lincoln parish?

    Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:42:07 +0000 To:

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