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Former Evangeline prosecutor disbarred, denied rehearing

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A former Evangeline Parish prosecutor has been disbarred from practicing law in Louisiana after a state board found malpractice in his private legal work.

The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board found Timmy Fontenot settled a personal injury case without his clients' consent, forged their signatures on the settlement documents, misled them about the case's status and failed to disburse the settlement proceeds for five years, according to the Supreme Court's disbarment ruling.

Because of those findings, the Louisiana Supreme Court late last month ordered Fontenot disbarred, his name stricken from the roll of attorneys and his license revoked. On Dec. 14, the court then denied a rehearing for Fontenot.

"This type of deception cannot be tolerated by attorneys," the court stated in the opinion.

The charges are related to Fontenot's private practice. He worked for years as a 13th Judicial District prosecutor, but he obtained that position after already receiving discipline for misrepresentation in his private firm.

After the LADB in January filed formal charges against Fontenot, he resigned from his public position, District Attorney Trent Brignac said at the time.

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