Mario Brown flies off to Baltimore at taxpayer expense

Deidre Cruse, Government Reporter

Two days after his indictment on federal bribery and fraud charges, White Castle Police Chief Mario Brown left for a national conference in Baltimore at taxpayers' expense, WBRZ reported Monday.

The station said it obtained documents showing Brown submitted expense sheets totaling more than $1,000 for registration, food and  airfare to attend the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Conference, also known as NOBLE.

“Documents News 2 obtained show Brown typically spends about $5,000 per year of town money traveling” the station reported. “So far, he has spent nearly $4,000 this year on travel expenses.”

Brown is scheduled to return to Louisiana Thursday night.