Posted: Apr 17, 2014 11:09 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Apr 17, 2014 11:23 AM
PORT ALLEN - Indicted Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley pleaded guilty today to malfeasance charges, admitting he used a town gas card to fuel up his personal vehicle and boat.
Whaley was arrested on malfeasance and theft charges back in January, and admitted to News 2 he'd spent more than a thousand dollars on the town's fuel card.
The theft charge was dropped today in court. The judge sentenced Whaley to 18 months probation, and said he cannot run in the election to fill his seat.
Whaley has since paid the money back, and recently submitted his resignation as Brusly's police chief. The resignation goes into effect April 25.
Whaley was working as a part-time patrol officer for the town of Plaquemine, but the police chief there said he has now terminated Whaley from that position.
News 2 will have reaction from the courthouse tonight starting at 4 p.m.