New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, a Democrat, admitted to living in a $3000-a-month luxury apartment rent-free just weeks after being caught blowing $30,000 on first-class fights, all funded by the taxpayer.
Last month, Cantrell was caught spending city funds on first class air travel, saying economy class was ‘unsafe’ for black women.
Cantrell’s opulent apartment is located in the city’s Upper Pontalba building on Jackson Square in the famous district.
The apartment, which has a market rate of $2,991 per month, is owned by the city and managed by the French Market Corp.
A spokesperson for Cantrell said the Mayor had done nothing wrong, arguing that everything is legal according to the city’s terms with French Market Corp.
But despite Cantrell’s spokesperson’s claims, the city’s Metropolitan Crime Commission sent a report asking for an investigation into the Mayor’s use of the apartment.