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Andrus cleared on ethics charge

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Former Grambling Mayor Martha Andrus has been cleared by the state Board of Ethics in a claim filed by three city employees.

Mike Dupree, deputy general counsel for the board, said Friday that a higher standard of proof required for convicting public officials of ethics violations led to the dismissal of the charges, in which the employees claimed Andrus retaliated against them because they were “whistleblowers.”

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