NEW DETAILS: Sorrento council member and BR attorney indicted on theft and forgery charges
SORRENTO – Sorrento Council member Randy Anny and Baton Rouge attorney Roy Maughan Jr. have been indicted on theft and forgery charges.
According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, Council member Anny was indicted on one count of theft, three counts of forgery, one count of malfeasance and one count of profit splitting.
Maughan was indicted on three counts of forgery and one count of theft. According to Babin, the charges deal with public contracts.
The indictments come after a three year joing investigation by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office and U.S. Department of Justice.
The criminal investigation found that Anny and Maughn misappropriated $77,500 in 2013 that belonged to the Town of Sorrento. The $77,500 check was signed by Anny when he was mayor pro tem while then-Mayor Wilson Longanecker, was on medical leave.
The check was made out to Design and Build Consultants, a company that Maughn represented at the time.
The money was supposed to be used for sewer repairs that never occurred in Sorrento.
Anny and Maughan were booked on the above charges. Anny was released on a $30,000 bond, while Maughan was released on a $20,000 bond.