Appeals Court to Hear Baton Rouge Mayor's Case - KLFY News 10

Appeals Court to Hear Baton Rouge Mayor's Case

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state appeals court will hear a dispute over allegations that Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden violated campaign spending laws in 2010.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/W7pyWZ) that the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal scheduled a Jan. 11 hearing to review a district judge's ruling that Holden didn't violate the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act. Lawyers for the state ethics board appealed that April ruling.

The board claims Holden broke the law by donating money to a constituent for funeral costs, for students to travel abroad, and to sponsor a Metro Council member's daughter at the Congressional Youth Leadership Council.

Holden has said he made the expenditures "with a conscience that's free and clear."

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12/27/2012 2:41:09 PM (GMT -6:00)

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