Lawson fails to appear in court for Matassa bribery case
GONZALES - Monday morning, former Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa was in court for a motions hearing regarding his bribery charges. However, the man who accused Matassa of offering him money, was not.
Wayne Lawson, says Matassa and a Gonzales business man offered him cash to drop out of the Gonzales City Council District E race.
Lawson was subpoenaed for the hearing this morning to submit his tax returns. As a result of not showing today, the Office of the Attorney General has asked for an additional 48 hours to contact Lawson or receive his returns.
If they do not hear from Lawson in time, a warrant will be issued for his arrest.
According to the state attorney, the bill of particulars will be decided on by a judge the next time they meet in court on October 10.