Judge considers dismissing charges against Gustav contractor
LIVINGSTON - A state court judge said she will decide next week whether to throw out the criminal charges or suppress evidence against former Livingston Parish contractor Corey delaHoussaye.
DelaHoussaye faces 59 counts of falsifying public records and theft for allegedly overbilling Livingston Parish for wetlands mitigation work after Hurricane Gustav in 2008. He has pleaded not guilty.
Defense attorney John McLindon argued Monday before Judge Brenda Ricks that the state Office of Inspector General had no authority to investigate delaHoussaye's billing and, even if it had, the evidence was gathered using nonexistent search warrant powers and illegal subpoenas.
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