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ADVOCATE: Brian Pope asks judge to dismiss his 17 malfeasance in office charges

Judge apologizes to City Marshal Brian Pope
Posted at 9:06 PM, Jan 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 14:04:42-04

Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope is trying to get his malfeasance in office charges dismissed.

According to a report from The Advocate, Pope filed a motion on January 10, asking a judge to throw out the 17 malfeasance charges against him.

Those charges stem from an indictment in 2018, in which he was accused of supplementing his salary with court fees meant for his office.

Last week, Pope qualified to run for the Lafayette Parish Republican Executive Committee.

He's currently appealing his conviction on malfeasance in office and a one year jail sentence.

District judge John Trahan is set to hear motions in the case on February 6. The trial is scheduled to begin on March 16.