Louisiana gambling board leader resigns before Senate vote

Louisiana News

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s gambling regulatory chief Mike Noel is resigning.

Noel’s decision came ahead of a Senate confirmation hearing where he could have been questioned about his State Police work during the fatal arrest of Ronald Greene, a death under federal investigation.

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office said Noel’s resignation as chairman of the Gaming Control Board will take effect Thursday.

A spokesperson for the governor didn’t respond to questions about why Noel was leaving the position or if his confirmation had been at risk.

Noel served as the State Police chief of staff at the time of Greene’s death in May 2019. Noel didn’t return messages from The Associated Press.

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