Posted: Jan 18, 2012 10:35 AM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Jan 18, 2012 6:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Houston jury found former Southern University Athletic Director Greg LaFleur not guilty of soliciting sex from an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute.
LaFleur's attorney Jed Silverman said a six-person jury listened to testimony from prosecutors and Greg LaFleur before acquitting LaFleur after deliberating for 34 minutes.
"This undercover police officer was trying to meet a quota and completely jumped the gun and tried to catch Greg in a gotcha moment when Greg never made an agreement with anybody," Silverman said.
Silverman said LaFleur plans to pursue a lawsuit against Southern University and, "It's just our wish that before Southern University had terminated [LaFleur], they had done a thorough investigation and afforded Greg the same presumption of innocence that everybody is afforded here in the United States of America."
A spokesperson for Southern University said, "we have no comment."