Cantrell Won't Face Criminal Charges In Credit-Card Probe

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Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana LaToya Cantrell speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 6, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence)

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell won't be facing criminal prosecution over what had been her alleged misuse of city-issued credit cards while she was a City Council member.

The Louisiana Attorney General's Office announced Wednesday that the decision was the result of a "fair, neutral and thorough investigation" of the matter.

It came after a report issued last month by the Legislative Auditor's Office that found Cantrell's spending was not significantly different from that of other council members.

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