Jul 14, 2010 7:52 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Assistant Lafayette DA Charged with Tax Evasion

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have filed tax evasion
charges against a 15th Judicial District assistant district
Joseph Floyd Johnson, who has worked for
the Lafayette Parish District Attorney's Office since 1995, was
charged Tuesday with one count of tax evasion.
According to a bill of information, Johnson failed to file
income tax returns from 2003 to 2008.
But according to court documents, federal prosecutors are
charging Johnson for allegedly attempting to evade owing income
taxes only for 2003.
Johnson's attorney declined to comment on the charges.
District Attorney Mike Harson tells The Advocate that Johnson
plans to resign.
Harson said Johnson informed him within the past few days of the
possibility of the charge.


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