The Louisiana Board of Ethics has filed charges against Friends of King Schools CEO Doris Hicks and three relatives after finding them in violation of state law aimed to prevent nepotism.

The board determined Hicks violated two state laws for hiring immediate family members and signing checks made out to them, according to the complaint, filed Oct. 17.

The board has also filed charges against three of Hicks’ relatives — her sister, daughter and son-in-law — who worked for charter school network.

In 2013, The Lens revealed Hicks had hired six relatives, two of whom appeared to violate state law.

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