St. John Parish president seeks to fend off 5 challengers, serve a second term _lowres

St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom

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WWL-TV reports St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom is coming under fire under accusations of creating illegal jobs and providing benefits to part-time employees who allegedly don’t qualify. The parish council voted Tuesday to investigate some of those allegations.

Last February, two weeks after approving a resolution that imposed an immediate hiring freeze on parish government, the St. John the Baptist Parish Council voted to override Robottom’s veto of that action, putting the nine-member council in control of some future hires for the time being.

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