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Lafayette architect pleads guilty to felony theft

Posted at 3:04 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 16:04:42-04

A Lafayette architect has pleaded guilty to felony theft.

Henry Boudreaux, 60, pleaded guilty last month to felony theft of more than $25,000. He was indicted in 2015, accused of stealing money from a client, Benjamin Blanchet.

Court records show he was sentenced to five years in prison, with all of that suspended, and he was placed on supervised probation.

A hearing to decide how much he owes his victims in restitution is required, the court decided. A hearing in the case has been set for September.

Court records show several former clients of Boudreaux's have filed suit against him and his wife and business partner, Sonya Lacombe Boudreaux. Those civil suits accuse them of overcharging, lying about supply costs and charging for the same work multiple times.

The Current has a detailed story about the case, including numerous civil suits filed against Boudreaux. You can read that story here.