Prairieville cemetery must turn records over to state
GONZALES - A state district judge has ruled the operator of a Prairieville cemetery facing financial woes and an investigation by the Louisiana Cemetery Board must turn over the business' records to investigators by the end of the week.
According to court papers, state board officials say they suspect Oak Lane Memorial Park cemetery was sold to avoid anticipated board directives occurring in the wake of the board's examination of the cemetery's finances.
The attorney representing the cemetery, Tim Pujol, was quoted as saying the cemetery had offered business records access to the investigative board in the past.
In regards to the subpoena, Pujol says the business is unable to produce the copies of the numerous boxes of records, dating back to 2013, requested by the board as operation of the cemetery's activities is down to one individual.