Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux purchased a home from Marcus Bruno’s wife just after the 2015 election, The Current is reporting.
Bruno is the aide whose small business loan has been called into question by a story by our media partners at The Advocate. To see our stories on that situation, click here and here. To read the original Advocate story, click here.
Today, the Lafayette independent newspaper The Current posted a story outlining the purchase of a home on Haydite Avenue, which was owned by Marcus Bruno’s wife, Traci Broussard Bruno, just after the 2015 election. Bruno worked on Robideaux’s campaign; in fact a Robideaux campaign office sign still hangs on Bruno’s downtown Lafayette building.
Robideaux and his CPA business partner, Mark Harris, bought the north Lafayette home for $98,756, The Current reports.
The property in the 300 block of Haydite Ave. had been adjudicated by the city for failure to pay city property taxes, and parish taxes had been paid in a prior year by a third party. Court records indicate the Nov. 19 sale enabled Traci Bruno to immediately settle the tax debts, paying the Lafayette Parish Tax Collector $3,900, the Current reports.
Records at the Lafayette Tax Assessor’s website show the sale happened in November 2015:
It also shows that Robideaux and Harris still own the property.
To read The Current’s full story, click here.
We’ve reached out to Robideaux to see if he has any comment. His spokesperson said Robideaux would not have a comment tonight.