WWL-TV reports that with allegations of self-dealing still swirling around trumpeter Irvin Mayfield's redirection of money intended for the city's public libraries, newly unearthed emails from 2008 suggest that the trumpeter has tried multiple times in the past to use his public service work to make extra money.

Mayfield has kept a low profile since WWL-TV broke the news that the New Orleans Public Library Foundation — when either Mayfield or his business partner, Ronald Markham, was president — steered at least $863,000 in donations into the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, which pays both men six-figure salaries.

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