Attorney General Jeff Landry has vowed to make ending public corruption a priority statewide as part of his new Administration and to work closely with the FBI and other officials on these efforts moving forward.
Ex-Homer mayor convicted, sentenced for taking town funds
General Landry: I have made it clear since entering office that the Louisiana Department of Justice will not stand for corrupt public officials. The people of our State deserve better and should expect more out of those who are appointed or elected to serve.
Former Angola major arrested for reportedly using department credit card for personal purchases
General Landry: The citizens of Louisiana should be able to trust their officials, elected and appointed, are working in a way that is ethical and follows the rule of law. When officials are not trusted, our system as a whole is compromised.
AG arrests former manager of Evangeline Apartments for theft
General Landry: I will bring to justice those who abuse and defraud our hard-working taxpayers. It is especially egregious for fraudsters to steal our State’s precious resources dedicated to helping Louisiana’s most vulnerable.
Former Pointe Coupee deputy arrested accused of payroll fraud, malfeasance
General Landry: Our State's people deserve officials who act in a way that is lawful and admirable. When their officials do not, it threatens the public’s trust in government; and we will root out that type of behavior.
Former East Feliciana Parish coroner and deputy arrested in fraud conspiracy
General Landry: My office will continue to use every resource we have to aggressively fight public corruption. The people of Louisiana deserve a government whose officials are held accountable for their actions.
Ascension Parish President Matassa indicted
Director Fremin: Attorney General Jeff Landry has on many occasions said that public officials have to be held accountable for their actions. They must hold themselves to a higher standard. They must be fair, honest and ethical, and that they must follow the law. If that does not happen it undermines the public trust in our system of government, and that is absolutely unacceptable.
State files charges in Rapides DA theft case
Attorney General Jeff Landry’ Office on Wednesday filed a bill of information against Margaruette Beard, formally charging her with theft and other charges. General Landry’s Office is handling the prosecution because the DA’s office is a victim and employees are potential witnesses.
St. James parish president indicted for $70,000 of alleged fraud
General Landry: The public should be able to trust that their government works for them in an admirable and respectable way. My office will not stand for corrupt officials, elected or appointed.
AG Jeff Landry announces Louisiana public corruption arrest
General Landry: In order to make our State an even better place, we must end Louisiana’s checkered past of public corruption and abuse of government offices.
St. Charles Parish Hospital Board chairman arrested in case spawned by prosecution of DA Harry Morel
General Landry: This arrest was a result of a conjunctional effort between the FBI and the local Sheriff’s Office. The people of Louisiana should know government officials, elected and appointed, are accountable for their actions.
Former state official, 2 others charged in kickback scheme
General Landry: Our State deserves better than public corruption, bribery, and abuse of government offices. Today should send a clear message that our office will investigate, apprehend, and prosecute those who defraud our state and its people.
Attorney General terminates government legal contracts with DAs
General Landry: For too long, Louisiana’s reputation of backroom deals has eroded the public’s trust in government. It is my intent to help restore public trust and to build credibility in our justice system.
6 more arrested in DA's office bribery scheme
General Landry: These arrests are part of my review to ensure those who have committed actions of public corruption see the results of their actions.