Rob Konrad resigns as Jefferson Finance Authority's attorney

After a blistering review report and a legal opinion scrutinizing his compensation, Rob Konrad has quiescent as ubiquitous warn of a Jefferson Parish Finance Authority. Konrad pronounced Tuesday (Jan. 30) his depart had zero to do with debate over a agency, and Finance Authority Chairman Gregory Faia agreed.

“He’s got to take over a family business, and there is some transport in that,” Faia said.

Konrad’s father, Gordon Konrad, a politically connected warn and businessman, died Dec. 17 during age 76. He owned Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, invested in businesses opposite Louisiana and Texas, and sole products in a Panama Canal Zone.

The Finance Authority is a open trust that provides down-payment assistance to low- and moderate-income people perplexing to buy houses, and says it has helped buyers squeeze about 12,000 houses for $1 billion given 1979. It hired Rob Konrad as a profession in 2004.

Five days before Gordon Konrad died, a Jefferson examiner general’s office expelled a news on a authority. It blamed “a relapse during a top levels of internal government” for widespread failures in an group that pays any house member $150 to attend weekly meetings averaging 36 mins in length. Among other findings, a news pronounced a management hired some lawyers and other professionals, including Rob Konrad, but putting a work out for foe and paid them but support of a work.

Konrad’s many new agreement had a management profitable him a $3,500 monthly retainer. For certain additional duties, he billed more. In 2015 and 2016, a Finance Authority paid a Konrad Law Firm a sum of $104,000, according to a examiner general’s bureau review report.

On Dec. 6, a Louisiana profession general’s office released an opinion examining Konrad’s work arrangement with a authority. It pronounced a monthly servant was authorised if a management takes caring “to safeguard it receives services of during slightest homogeneous value to a payments done to a ubiquitous counsel.” It endorsed itemized billing and corroboration of a work.

Faia has shielded Konrad’s work for a management and bloody Inspector General David McClintock’s review report. “The male can’t even do math,” Faia said.

The management skeleton to publicize for a new ubiquitous counsel.

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Drew Broach covers Jefferson Parish politics and Louisiana interests in Congress, and other contingency and ends, for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Email: dbroach@nola.com. Facebook: Drew Broach TP. Twitter: drewbroach1. Google+: Drew Broach.

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