Parish Attorney office in trouble for missing federal court deadlines _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Parish Attorney Mary Roper listens as Metro Council members comment on a request for a continuance for her hearing Tuesday. The council voted to defer Roper's hearing until June 18.

Parish Attorney Mary Roper could be sanctioned in federal court because her office submitted a response on behalf of the city-parish to a lawsuit five months late.

The issue adds insult to injury for the city-parish’s lead attorney who has been under fire by some Metro Council members, accused of mismanagement of the office among other problems.

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