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Jul 16, 2010 9:29 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Lafayette Parish Assistant DA Resigns Amid Probe

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish District Attorney Michael
Harson says one of his assistants has resigned amid a federal
probe.
Federal prosecutors filed tax evasion charges against Joseph
Floyd Johnson on Tuesday.
According to a bill of information filed by prosecutors, Johnson
failed to file income tax returns from 2003 to 2008.
Johnson, who has worked for the Lafayette Parish District
Attorney's Office since 1995, is alleged to have hidden his assets
from the IRS and also for lying to IRS agents.
Harson says he believes that the case is
"purely personal," and to his knowledge, it did not affect
Johnson's job as an assistant district attorney.

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