Lafayette

Dec 4, 2012 8:36 AM by AP

School board member asks court to dismiss case

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A St. Landry Parish School Board member is asking a federal judge to toss out his bribery charge for allegedly asking a superintendent candidate for $5,000 in exchange for the board member's vote of support.

Quincy Richard Sr. argues in court papers filed Monday that federal prosecutors have overstepped their bounds in trying to pursue a case that, if prosecuted, should be done at the state level.

No hearing has been set on the motion to dismiss.

In November, Quincy Richard Sr. and John Miller, both of Opelousas, pleaded not guilty to federal charges that they each asked a superintendent candidate for $5,000 in exchange for their votes naming him to the post.

Both men are still on the school board.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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