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Louisiana village’s ex-police chief pleads to malfeasance

February 2, 2019

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana village’s police chief has pleaded to charges he used public funds to buy gas for his personal vehicle.

The Advocate reports Harry Brignac pleaded no contest Friday to malfeasance in office, resolving a case that effectively ended his long law enforcement career in French Settlement, a village of 1,200 people in southern Livingston Parish.

Brignac served as police chief for seven terms after first being elected in 1988. He resigned in October following his second arrest for allegedly directing his wife to drive his marked police unit with a suspended license.

The newspaper says Brignac was given a suspended sentence and placed on probation for a year. The plea covered both allegations. He also was ordered to pay court costs and $60 in restitution to the village.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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