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Breaux Bridge attorney booked on prostitution charges

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BREAUX BRIDGE, LA -

A Breaux Bridge attorney was arrested by State Troopers Friday on a number of charges. 

Walter Glenn Soileau, 69, was booked on an arrest warrant from Lafayette Parish, records say. 

The warrant accuses him of pandering, prostitution, obstruction of justice and letting premises for prostitution. 

Soileau was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. Jail and has since bonded out.  

Court records show that Soileau, who once served as a city judge, has federal convictions in 1987 and 1997 for violation of migratory bird acts. He was suspended from the practice of law for two years for the latter conviction, with one year suspended. 

While he was a Breaux Bridge City Judge, Soileau was suspended from the bench for six months, without pay, after a judiciary commission hearing on his conduct, court records show.

During the hearing, evidence was presented that Soileau was arrested in 1986 at the Crawfish Festival after getting into a scuffle with law enforcement. According to testimony, Soileau was riding a three-wheeler at the festival, and when a law enforcement officer told him he couldn't do that he said he could do what he wanted because he "owned the goddamn town." In another instance, a few years prior, he was accused of getting into a fight at a bar over a pool game, and telling the law enforcement officer who responded that nothing could be done against him because he "ran the town."

The commission also heard evidence that, while he was a sitting judge, Soileau filed a civil suit in his own court, and issued a bench warrant for the estranged husband of one of his clients. 

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