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Ex-West Feliciana juror gets fine, probation

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago May 13, 2013 May 13, 2013 Monday, May 13 2013 May 13, 2013 1:14 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

ST. FRANCISVILLE- A former West Feliciana Parish police juror has been fined and placed on probation for five years on theft counts related to the diversion of church money to his own use.

State District Judge William G. Carmichael sentenced 55-year-old John Cobb to three concurrent five-year prison terms, but suspended each and placed him on probation for five years.

Under probation, he must pay $3,000 in fines and court costs and perform 180 days of community service.

Jurors convicted Cobb of three counts of felony theft in October. He served as a police juror for 24 years before his defeat in 2011.

Carmichael says Cobb led a scheme to divert insurance money that was supposed to go to Cobb's Union Bethel Family Church.

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