Leslie Turk

A founding editor of both The Independent and ABiz and senior editor at The Times of Acadiana in the 1990s, Leslie Turk is an award-winning investigative reporter who has worked in the newspaper business in Lafayette for more than three decades. In 2007 and again in 2017 she received the Louisiana Press Association's highest honor, the Freedom of Information Award. 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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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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