A legislative audit released Monday asserts that Director Wanda Davis paid herself more than $185,000 above her approved salary from 2002 through earlier this year, when she was fired by the authority board.
In a six-year period, the audit says, she authorized payments of about $350,000 to herself and 76 other employees not entitled to the money.
Davis, the report says also gave employees $45,299 -- including almost $12,000 to herself -- in Hurricane Katrina disaster funds.
The audit report has been forwarded to the district attorney.
Davis was fired in May when the board found itself essentially broke. She had been director for 11 years and an employee more than 25.