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Embattled BESE member submits more expenses

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - State documents how Walter Lee, a member of Louisiana's top school board under investigation for double billing, has submitted another $3,600 of travel expenses.

The last request, $394.48 to travel to Baton Rouge, covered a trip that took place two days after Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera accused Lee of improperly collecting $13,073 from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for expenses he did not personally pay.

DeSoto Parish District Attorney Richard Johnson has said he plans to seek charges of felony theft and malfeasance against Lee amid allegations in Purpera's report.

Purpera said Lee he paid for his travel with a credit card from the DeSoto Parish school system, but did not forward his reimbursement from BESE to the school district.

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