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Former East Feliciana Parish Coroner's trial set for February 11, 2020

3 years 11 months 2 days ago Wednesday, October 23 2019 Oct 23, 2019 October 23, 2019 10:32 AM October 23, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ
Laura DeJohn former East Feliciana Parish Coroner

BATON ROUGE - Former East Feliciana Parish Coroner, Laura DeJohn, is scheduled to stand trial on February 11, 2020 in Baton Rouge's 19th JDC.

In March 2017, DeJohn was charged with malfeasance in office, criminal conspiracy, and injuring public documents.

Since her arrest, she's been in and out of court for status hearings

But in February of next year, as a six-person jury is selected to hear DeJohn's case, her trial will commence.

DeJohn was accused of failing to maintain Louisiana's record retention law by neglecting the proper maintenance of records during her administration. 

She was also accused of submitting fraudulent billing invoices for unlicensed medical services.

According to arrest reports, the former coroner admitted to falsifying records so she could receive payment from the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office. 

She also admitted that she did not maintain printed copies of documents.

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