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AG takes another look at bribery scheme in DA’s office

n August 2013, state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell’s office did not mince words in a tersely worded statement about whether it would be filing any state charges related to the then-ongoing federal investigation into District Attorney Mike Harson’s office’s handling of certain types of cases, mainly OWIs.

ABiz Scene

In early January, “Big Four” audit firm Ernst & Young celebrated the opening of its 202 Rue Iberville office with an open house. In operation for about a year, the office employs four full-time professionals but expects to eventually grow to 12-14.

Digging Downtown

The IT company will call the old Advertiser building on Jefferson Street home for at least the next year — until its new 50,000-square-foot office building at 538 Cajundome Blvd., designed by Architects Southwest and under construction by J.B. Mouton, is complete.

Shaping Up

A new hand-held ultrasound device is killing fat cells and slimming trouble areas.

CROSS WISE: Second in Command

Has the time come for Louisiana to consider a governor/lieutenant governor “ticket” to better manage the state?


University Hospital and Clinics named Katie Hebert the hospital’s new chief operating officer.


Mike Neustrom brought an academic, data-driven approach to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office that has paid dividends in rehabilitating offenders and reducing recidivism. Replacing him this fall with the right candidate is critically important.


Charles Fenstermaker has been elevated to CFO of Fenstermaker & Associates following the retirement of longtime CFO Dan Lavergne, who held the post for 18 years.

Shattered Glass

While the members of this diverse group of Acadiana women can’t all say they were firsts, each of them has contributed to our community in ways too countless to capture in 500-word profiles.

CROSS WISE: Term of Endearment

With a Republican-controlled Legislature running interference, can Gov. John Bel Edwards parlay public support into a second term?

LPSO to Privatize Recovery Center

Sheriff Mark Garber says the Acadiana Recovery Center has been hemorrhaging money; plans are underway to turn it over to a private operator.

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