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LA Deputies working off-duty pay into "detail fund"

"The Lens reports that the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office runs a lucrative program hiring out deputies for private security work frequently at far higher pay than their commissioned duties – but it’s not just the deputies who are bringing in a tidy sum. The program provides Sheriff Marlin Gusman with a regular supply of discretionary money. Deputies working on moonlight shifts pay $1 into what’s called the Sheriff’s Detail Fund.

Gusman has used these funds to buy alcohol for parties and gifts for his employees, according to records obtained under the state’s Public Records Act. The state Attorney General has said such spending is an illegal use of public money."

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