CATS will focus on firing demoted CEO who seems to have retained $191,000 wage

BATON ROUGE – The Capital Space Transit System will focus on probably firing embattled bus boss Invoice Deville Wednesday.

The CATS board scheduled an emergency assembly to find out Deville’s future after he was eliminated as CEO following a WBRZ Investigative Unit report earlier this 12 months.

Dwana Williams was appointed interim CEO on April eleventh after Bill Deville was removed from the position.  Deville was allowed to stay on the bus firm and continued to obtain a wage.

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Deville was incomes a $191,000 wage.

“We wanted someone internal, not to have someone completely new coming in, and in regard to her competency and her performance over the times that I’ve observed her, I feel comfortable,” board president Kahli Choran stated through the April eleventh assembly.

Williams wage has not been established.  CATS will apparently handle that, too, Wednesday.  Board members are additionally set to debate a contract with Williams.  

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The assembly comes amid investigative reporting from WBRZ’s Chris Nakamoto on the bus system.  Earlier in 2022, Nakamoto and WBRZ uncovered a number of controversies on the bus system, together with an government who tested positive for meth, a recording the place one other boss alleged that millions of dollars were missing, and payments that were not paid on time

Monday, WBRZ revealed a driver was advised to maintain driving regardless of complaining about points along with her bus.  The bus later erupted into flames

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CATS board members are additionally scheduled to speak about “threatening litigation.”  The assembly is ready for five p.m. Wednesday. 

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