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Montoucet resigns

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Posted at 10:35 AM, Apr 14, 2023

Jack Montoucet abruptly resigned Friday as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, a day after The Times-Picayune | The Advocate identified him as the high-ranking department official accused in a federal plea bargain of taking a payoff, our media partners at the newspapers are reporting.

Montoucet, 75, had served as the wildlife and fisheries secretary since 2017, appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Before his appointment, Montoucet had been an alligator farmer and state representative from Scott, just west of Lafayette.

To read the full story from the Advocate, click here.

To read our story about the guilty plea, click here and here.

The resignation letter from Jack Montoucet can be read below:

Page 1 of LETTER OF RESIGNATION FROM JACK MONTOUCET
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