St. Landry Parish

St. Landry Parish
11:00 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Former St. Landry Parish Official Cleared in Probe

The state attorney general has cleared former St. Landry Parish President Don Menard of any criminal wrongdoing in connection with a legislative auditor's investigation of the more than $16,000 in charges made on Menard's parish-issued credit card.

According to a letter faxed Tuesday to the St. Landry Parish District Attorney's Office, The Advocate reports Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said that he sees no need in pursuing the allegations made against Menard.

Caldwell said he consider the matter closed

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Extortion
4:15 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

FBI investigates 2 St. Landry school board members

The FBI says it is investigating two St. Landry Parish School Board members.

While FBI spokesman Kyle Hanrahan wouldn't provide details of the investigation, The Advocate reports the sheriff's office released a report Tuesday about an FBI agent looking into allegations that John Miller and Quincy Richard were allegedly trying to extort money in exchange for their votes for a new school superintendent.

The report was apparently written to officially detail why FBI agent Jeff Goins visited the parish.

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Politics
2:13 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

St. Landry council, president at odds

St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot says he plans to take the Parish Council to court over its override of five vetoes.

He tells The Advertiser that he will ask a judge to block the ordinances until a ruling on whether they violate the home rule charter. Fontenot says matters covered by the ordinances are allotted to the president's office, and it would take a parish-wide vote to change that.

The council wants more say in how the parish is run. It has been at odds with Fontenot since he took office in January.