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DA requests documents from LCG over LUS internal investigation

Request follows announcement of state police investigation into LUS and LUS Fiber.
Posted at 4:49 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 20:46:55-05

LAFAYETTE, La. — Lafayette Consolidated government is working with 15th Judicial District Attorney Keith Stutes to hand over documents relating to its internal investigations into LUS, LUS Fiber and any former or present employees.

The DA's request comes after Mayor-President Josh Guillory's announcement last week that he had requested an investigation by the Louisiana State Police into the Lafayette Utilities System, LUS FIber and former LUS Director Terry Huval.

According to a release sent by the Guillory administration Wednesday, Guillory received a letter from the District Attorney dated Feb. 7, in which Stutes stated, “I consider your notice to be the filing of a complaint directly with this office.”

It adds that Guillory’s administration is in the process of responding to the request for certified copies of the following:

Any and all documents or writings or memorandum, compiled as a result of or in any way connected to any internal investigations, inquiries, audits, or examinations by LCG or any other public or private entities, including, but not limited to the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor, regarding LUS, LUS Fiber, and any former or present employees of LCG, LUS and/or LUS Fiber

"The ultimate goal is to identify and correct the administrative and operational weaknesses that have allowed for questionable, financial support and illegal subsidization between LUS and LUS Fiber so that we may transition both entities to lawful and financially healthy operations,” Guillory states in the release.