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Denise Slaughter not held in contempt of court

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago July 31, 2013 Jul 31, 2013 Wednesday, July 31 2013 July 31, 2013 9:57 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - District Court Judge Timothy Kelley found Denise Slaughter did not intentionally try to mislead the court when seeking a delay in the proceedings against her and her husband, former Southern University system president Ralph Slaughter.

The judge initially thought Slaughter misrepresented herself in court earlier in June to buy more time and delay the trial. But after reviewing evidence today, including transcripts and footage provided by WBRZ, Judge Kelley ruled Slaughter had no intent to mislead the court and did not find her in contempt.

In an earlier hearing, Kelley ruled that Ralph Slaughter's attempt to transfer his assets into his wife's name was not only illegal, but an attempt to defraud Southern University's System Foundation.

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