LAFAYETTE, La. (The Advertiser) — In his final act before leaving office, Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux filed a countersuit against Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber over claims that taxpayers are being overcharged to house inmates outside the parish.

Robideaux’s term as mayor-president officially ended at noon Monday with the swearing-in of incoming Mayor-President Josh Guillory. The countersuit against the sheriff was filed two hours beforehand at 10 a.m.

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