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NEW ORLEANS - A former Taxicab Bureau investigator who was suspended for almost four months in 2011 after allegations of payroll fraud is entitled to 118 days of back pay.
On Friday the Civil Service Commission ruled that the City of New Orleans suspended investigator Travis Trahan without obtaining complete and accurate information about the circumstances surrounding his employment.
The city alleged that Trahan was paid for hours they couldn't verify, but he was actually part of an undercover sting that even the higher-ups at City Hall were not aware of. That sting, highlighted in a FOX 8 investigation, netted two arrests in an alleged scheme involving taxi inspection stickers and United Cab.
The case is still pending in Criminal Court.
The Civil Service Commission said it found no evidence of payroll fraud, and that the city could have avoided a mistake had it conducted a thorough investigation.
Trahan resigned from the Taxicab Bureau two days before the end of his suspension.
The city has not said whether it will appeal Friday's back pay ruling.
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