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Audit reveals fired SU band director wired money into personal accounts

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A recent audit report from Southern University claims its former band director Nathan Haymer had more than 300,000 wired into his personal accounts. 

The audit reveals that money was collected for high school band camp, Dancing Dolls tryouts and band member fees.

University officials allege it has accounted for 74-thousand dollars of that money as of July 30, 2018.

Back in May, Southern University effectively terminated Haymer for requesting a kickback in order for the band to appear at events.

An internal investigation was launched to determine if these accusations were indeed true, and with this new revelation, we have the receipts.

The full audit review of the immediate former Director of Band's emails revealed that the money laundering began when approximately $32,000 in checks were written in Haymer's name for the Marching Band's participation in Mardi Gras parades during the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Mardi Gras seasons.

Spreadsheets and documentations determine that during July 2015 until May 2018, Haymer has transferred approximately $300,459 into his personal accounts. 

To view this full audit click on the link below:



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