Feb 4, 2014 5:13 PM by Letitia Walker
Former St. Landry Parish School Board member Quincy Richard has been sentenced to 33 months in prison with no parole. He'll also have to pay a $10,000 fine, nearly double of what he charged a former superintendent candidate for his vote.
Richard was convicted last August on federal bribery and conspiracy charges. He and fellow former board member John Miller attempted to sell their votes to a candidate for the school district's superintendent position.
Miller pleaded guilty in the case. In November, he was sentenced to house arrest and probation.
Today, Richard received his sentence. He'll also have to serve 100 hours of community service after his release. The judge says Richard took the "low road" and "used his position as a hammer". The judge remarked that the biggest sticking point for him was that after Richard was caught, he still chose to vote as a school board member against the candidate that turned him in. The judge referred to Richard several times as being arrogant and someone who showed no remorse or accepted responsibility.
Richard has 30 days to report to prison.