Man charged with false billing for Gustav cleanup work in Livingston Parish
LIVINGSTON - A former Livingston Parish contractor accused of falsifying billing invoices and theft related to parish Hurricane Gustav cleanup work, is now facing dozens of charges.
The 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office filed a bill of information Tuesday charging Corey Delahoussaye with 73 counts of filing or maintaining false public records and eight counts of theft.
Livingston Parish hired Delahoussaye and his firm, C-Del Inc., in October 2009 to help resolve wetlands permit and mitigation issues lingering from the parish's efforts to get rid of debris left behind from Hurricane Gustav in August of 2008.
Delahoussaye billed the parish for about $2 million, but the Parish Council terminated its contract with C-Del after council members began raising questions about Delahoussaye's invoices.
Investigators seized dozens of electronic devices from Delahoussaye's home that they believed would show Delahoussaye falsified records in billing the parish for his services.
Perrilloux and Delahoussaye have yet to comment on the formal charges.
However, Delahoussaye's attorney, said his client will plead not guilty when his arraignment is eventually set.