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Iberia Parish Clerk of Court sentenced to 30 months in jail on corruption charges

Sentence includes a $5,000 fine.
Posted at 5:47 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 18:59:03-04

NEW IBERIA - Former Iberia Parish Clerk of Court Michael Thibodeaux has been sentenced to 30 months in jail on Tuesday after being convicted on 14-count felony indictment, according to the Daily Iberian.

The Daily Iberian reports that 16th Judicial District Court Judge Lewis Pitman sentenced Thibodeaux after hearing a presentation from prosecutor Allison Charrier who requested a sentence of 15 years for each of his charges, with all but seven years suspended.

Pitman also ordered that Thibodeaux pay a $5,000 fine and the cost of an accounting firm to analyze his former office's books.

In May, Thibodeaux was found guilty of 14 felony charges including one count of racketeering; two counts of theft of more than $25,000; one count of theft between $5,000 – $25,000; two counts of filing or maintaining false public records; and seven counts of malfeasance in office and one count of perjury.