Ex-trooper pleads guilty in overtime case
Jul. 06, 2018
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana state trooper has pleaded guilty to committing malfeasance in office by putting false information on traffic tickets he wrote during overtime shifts.
Jimmy Allen Rogers was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay more than $2,500 in restitution. The Advocate reports that he pleaded guilty Thursday in state court in Lake Charles.
The 35-year-old Rogers was charged after a statewide investigation of the Local Area Compensated Enforcement program. That traffic-ticket program was intended to raise money for district attorneys, public defenders and law enforcement agencies.
The false times on tickets raised questions about whether he worked all the hours he claimed. District Attorney John DeRosier said the hours Rogers reported were "theoretically bogus," but prosecutors couldn't prove he didn't work a full shift.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com