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Counts add up against former Ouachita sheriff

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Posted: Aug 2, 2012 1:27 PM
Updated: Aug 2, 2012 1:27 PM
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Topics: Counts, Ouachita sheriff, Royce Toney, mail, charges, federal, Monroe, Louisiana

MONROE- Former Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney is now being charged with two counts of mail fraud in addition to 21 other charges that have been brought against him by federal prosecutors.

The News-Star reports the new 23-count indictment claims Toney knowingly devised a scheme to obtain funds from his campaign account to which he was not entitled because it violates the Louisiana Campaign Finance Disclosure Act.

A federal grand jury originally indicted Toney Feb. 22 on one count of conspiracy, nine counts of computer fraud, nine counts of identity theft, one count of obstruction of a federal investigation and one count of obstruction by retaliating against a victim.

Trial is scheduled for Sept. 13.

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