Voter fraud hearing postponed after seizure
PORT ALLEN - The man investigators wanted to question today about allegations of voter fraud suffered an apparent seizure before his court hearing and was taken to a hospital. This is the second time the hearing has been postponed.
Larry Profit was supposed to take the stand today so investigators could question him about paperwork tied to a recall petition. The West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office believes signatures on paperwork Profit had made their way to mail-in ballot requests when Deedy Slaughter was running to keep her seat after she was recalled.
"We know there were some forged signatures and the only place they could have come from was that recall petition used in RJ Loupe's recall," Col. Richie Johnson said.
The group trying to recall Loupe was unsuccessful.
Before the hearing could begin, Profit complained that he was feeling sick. He was taken downstairs and given some water when he apparently had a seizure. Paramedics arrived quickly and took him to the hospital.
"If he has the documents he could face contempt of court charges," Johnson said. "If he destroyed the documents, he could face destruction of public records."
A new hearing date has not been set.
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