State leaders will release the findings of an investigative report on the Town of Jonesboro in the next few weeks, according to Assistant Legislative Auditor Allen Brown.
Brown says the auditor's office concluded the investigation last month, but Brown would not go into details about the findings.
Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson says officials with the auditor's office confiscated several computers and hard-drives in October after the town's state-appointed fiscal administrator quit.
The town of Jonesboro is also being held in contempt of court for not cooperating with that fiscal administrator.
Brown says state leaders are "discussing" appointing a new one to the town.
In other matters, Jackson Parish District Attorney Jonathan Stewart confirms the malfeasance charges that led to Thompson's arrest Thursday.
Stewart says Thompson's charges involve allegations he (1) misappropriated funds by making payments to the retirement system for workers who were not full-time and therefore ineligible; (2) made payments to Blue Cross Blue Shield for employees not full-time, employees no longer working for Jonesboro, and former council members, (3) failed to keep sufficient town records and provide documents to the Legislative Auditor's Office in a timely manner between 2008 and 2011.
Thompson denies wrong doing, saying he would not have personally benefited from any of the allegations.
Thursday, Thompson posted a $15,000 bond. His arraignment is set for March 5 at 9:30 a.m.