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Former deputy pleads no contest to theft charges

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Maxine Trahan is the former spokesperson for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office. Maxine Trahan is the former spokesperson for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office.

The former spokesperson for the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office has entered a "no contest" plea in the case accusing her of stealing from an elderly woman she was supposed to be taking care of. 

Maxine Trahan, 58, pleaded no contest to a charge of felony theft and to a charge of exploitation of the infirm. No contest is not an admission of guilt, but a defendant's acknowledgement that the prosecution has enough evidence to convict them at trial. It is treated as a guilty plea for purposes of sentencing.

Trahan, who was accused of stealing more than $46,000 from an 80-year-old Duson woman, was given a suspended sentence. She will serve three years of probation instead. She was ordered to make restitution. 

Part of the money she is accused of stealing was to pay her bond on another criminal case. In that case, Trahan is accused of pocketing more than $200,000 meant for a special account operated by the 15th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Trahan has pleaded not guilty to the charges in Acadia Parish, although she admitted to state auditors that she did take money, according to a report released last year. 

The state Attorney General's Office is prosecuting both cases.

To read our previous story, click here

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