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|Waterproof mayor inducted on 44 counts, police chief on 4 counts|
The Tensas Parish Grand Jury has handed down a 44-count indictment against Waterproof Mayor Bobby Higginbotham and three counts against Police Chief Miles D. Jenkins Sr.
The indictments were handed down shortly after 4 p.m. today.
The mayor, who took office in 2007, was indicted on 18 counts of malfeasance in office, 21 counts of felony theft, four counts of public salary deduction and one count of unauthorized use of a movable.
One malfeasance charge alleges that the mayor instructed town employees to purchase goods and services totaling $56,582.57 from a business or entity in which he and/or a family member had an interest. Another count says that from July 2007 through January 2009 he increased his salary from $12,000 annually to $36,500 without Town Council approval.
On one count involving public salary deduction, the indictment says the mayor ordered that deductions be made from the payroll checks of town employees who personally owed him money and that these deducted funds were added to his personal payroll check.
The one count of authorized use of movable says that he ordered a town employee to do backhoe work on private land.
The police chief was indicted on one count of reducing citations without authority under the law and two counts for receiving bonuses in his salary when his pay is fixed by the Board of Aldermen.
Tensas Parish District Attorney James Paxton convened the Grand Jury Wednesday and today.
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