The Louisiana Board of Ethics is charging Sheriff Mike Couvillon of breaking the Louisiana Ethics laws and can issue a fine of up to $10,000 for each violation.
"You are an elected official, you are in a position of trust and you've got to handle the people's property and business with propriety," said Dr. Cross. "You can't intrude your personal interests into the business of the state and that appears to be what [Sheriff Couvillon] has done."
For the record, this is certainly not the first time that Sheriff Couvillon has abused the power of his office. Remember this fiasco: State of Louisiana vs Dawn Marcelle?
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