Leslie Turk

A founding editor of both The Independent and ABiz and senior editor at The Times of Acadiana in the 1990s, Leslie Turk has worked in the newspaper business in Lafayette for three decades. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Acadiana Advocate, The Daily Advertiser, Baton Rouge Business Report, Louisiana Illuminator and Gambit. Contact her at (337) 207-4312 or [email protected]
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UL police parking lot

Dismissed in 2013, Guillory was rehired by UL after his election

The mayor-president’s return to teaching after being fired for cause presents several potential conflicts, including charter requirements that his job be full-time. Deploying Lafayette police officers to run security while on campus, a use of public resources for his personal benefit, figures into the City Council’s investigation of him.

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Josh Guillory at a press conference in August 2022

Josh Guillory turns to side hustles for more income

Since his election, the mayor-president has taught classes at UL, formed two LLCs and obtained a license to produce title insurance, on top of processing expungements for clients — all in search of supplementing his income.

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