Court clerk arrested and charged with malfeasance

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A clerk for the 19th Judicial District Court has been arrested for allegedly falsifying over 500 drug tests.

Nina Burage, 54 has been arrested on charges of malfeasance in office and injuring public record. The accused is said to have of failed  to send or voided between five and six hundred tests between 2014 and 2018.

 The warrant from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, states that Burage falsified drug test results in exchange for money and warned participants when they would be drug tested. Supplemental documentation was provided to law enforcement to prove the accusation.

The warrant also states that a participant in the court’s drug program said they befriended Burage and gave her money for her birthday and for fundraisers. The participant was allegedly told by Burage when their next drug test would be and gave her cash after they were told. Dollar amounts ranged from $100 to $400 per week, with the maximum amount being $500.

 EBRSO tried several times to make secondary contact after their initial contact with Burage and were unsuccessful which led to the warrant for her arrest.

Burage was arrested Friday, Mar. 22 on charges of malfeasance in office and injuring public records.

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