St. Landry

Sep 25, 2012 6:30 PM by Erin Steuber

FBI actively investigating two St. Landry Parish School Board members

"I can not discuss this right now," said St. Landry Parish interim superintendent Joseph Cassimere.
Cassimere, involved in an FBI investigation ahead of the upcoming superintendent election. Cassimere though, the apparent victim, based on information we've obtained from our sources. A complaint was filed with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's office, says two school board members may have tried to get Cassimere to buy their vote.
According to that same complaint, which was filed late last night, an FBI agent notified deputies he was working on a sting operation involving Cassimere. The allegations are that school board members, John Miller and Quincy Richard, tried extorting money from Cassimere, in exchange for their vote in the superintendent election. The complaint says the agent told both board members to stay away from Cassimere, and for Cassimere to call the sheriff's office if they tried to contact him.
We went to the homes of both Richard and Miller, neither answered the door, or phone. But we did catch up with Cassimere at the school board office.
"The investigation is going on, there's an investigation on going," said Cassimere.
"Is the FBI involved?," said KATC's Erin Steuber.
"I can not disclose that information," said Cassimere.
The school board announced they are cancelling the election scheduled for September 26 while the investigation is on-going.
No arrests have been made at this time.

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