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Shreveport Fire Chief Mulford under indictment in Station 8 scandal

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Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford indicted for malfeasance in office. Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford indicted for malfeasance in office.
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The heat is on Shreveport Fire Chief Craig Mulford, now under indictment in connection with the scandal at Fire Station 8. He was booked this afternoon into the Caddo Correctional Center on a secret indictment warrant charging five counts of malfeasance in office. It's a story 3 Investigates has been following since the beginning, breaking today's new developments.

Quoting the scripture, Mulford told KTBS 3 News, "This too is the day that the Lord has made and I'm going to rejoice and be glad in it." Chief Mulford has signed Paul Carmouche, a former Caddo Parish District Attorney, to his defense. "We are absolutely shocked and pretty disgusted that these charges have actually been brought against the fire chief after 32 years of good service." Carmouche went on to say, "As we understand (charges) deal with the chief allegedly telling people not to cooperate with the investigation and conducting some sort of cover up in this case, which is absolutely ridiculous."

The grand jury was looking at SFD administration's response to the allegations of cruelty and prostitution at the hands of five former Station 8 firefighters.

As you may remember, prosecutors allege that four men--Billy Glass, Derrick Harris, Clint Richardson and Jason Vaughan, reportedly paid ten dollars each to hire a prostitute to have sex with a mentally disabled man in the station bathroom June 14th last year.

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Word of this alleged event spread quickly. These men and other working on the A-Shift were notified of a formal investigation, but internal affairs and police were not informed of the allegations until five weeks after the event on July 30, 2013.

The indictment of Mulford and a still unidentified person by a Caddo Parish grand jury was announced earlier today. Mulford's bond, which has been posted, was set at $25,000. That's $5,000 for each of the five counts.

Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover and his staff are currently meeting to discuss how to address the situation.

Stay with KTBS and ktbs.com for more updates.

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