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2018-1286
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
2 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit Esther Jean Watson from accepting a position with the Catahoula Parish School Board as a Child Welfare and Attendance/Visiting Teacher while her sister serves as a member of the school Board.
2013-1383
Type: Consent Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
9 page(s)
Both Eddie Jones, a member of the Lincoln Parish School Board and father of Otis Jones, an employee with the Lincoln Parish School Board, admitted to violations of La. R.S. 42:1119B by virtue of the employment of Otis Jones while Eddie Jones served as a member of the Lincoln Parish School Board.
2015-1173
Type: Consent Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
8 page(s)
Bridgette Clark and Clark Entities, LLC, of which Bridgette Clark is the sole member and owner, violated La. R.S. 42:1113A(1) by entering into multiple contracts and transactions with the Vision Academy while her sister, LaToya Jackson, served as the Charter School Director and Executive Director of the Learning Solutions, Inc./Vision Academy.
2018-1279
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
2 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit Pontchartrain Levee Board Member, Jerry Savoy, from entering into an agreement with the Pontchartrain Levee Board for the acquisition of of an easement on land owned by Mr. Savoy.
2018-1334
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
1 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit Jermaine Prater from being hired by the Cottonport Police Department while she has siblings who serve on the Cottonport Board of Aldermen, since the position is under the supervision of the Cottonport Board of Aldermen.
2018-1422
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
2 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit Danielle Aymond, former Executive Counsel for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), from assisting local governmental entities in matters involving GOHSEP, however she would be prohibited for a period of two years following the termination of her employment, from assisting private clients, for compensation, in matters involving the Appeals and Legal Services Section of GOHSEP and any matters that you participated in as a public employee for GOHSEP.
2018-1295
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
3 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit a limited liability company of which Rene Jean Luc Borrel owns less than twenty-five percent, from contracting with the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury, during the time that his brother serves as a member of the Avoyelles Parish Police Jury.
2018-1306
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
1 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit Darlene Jacobs from serving on the PAC/Legislative Committee of the Louisiana Oil Marketers Association while she serves as the secretary-treasurer of the Louisiana Auctioneer Licensing Board.
2018-1413
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
2 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit Tressa Miller, an appointed member of the St. Landry Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission from participating in contractual matters that come before the Tax Commission involving her employer, the St. Landry Parish School Board, because the School Board is not a person as defined in La. R.S. 42:1102(16).
2018-1414
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
2 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit Cynthia Sylvain-Lear, the Director of Sanitation for the City of New Orleans, from accepting a monetary award from Keep Louisiana Beautiful as the award falls within the exception for meritorious public contributions given by public service organizations.
2018-1417
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
2 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would require an attorney working as an independent contractor with the Public Defender's Office in any given judicial district court throughout Louisiana to complete a minimum of one hour of ethics training annually.
2018-1179
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
2 page(s)
Crystal Faison, a former employee of the Louisiana Department of Health as a Chisholm Compliance Coordinator would not be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from assisting a managed care organization or healthcare provider, provided she did not work on those specific matters while employed with the Louisiana Department of Health.
2018-1198
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
2 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit Jefferson Dollars for Scholars from providing gift incentives to public school employees who act as coordinators for the School Drive, a fund-raiser to provide scholarships to public school students.
2018-1304
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
2 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit Marsha Siebert from working for Riverside Emergency Physician Partners, LLC (REPP), while REPP has a contract with Riverside Medical Center and Ms. Siebert's husband is employed at Riverside Medical Center; however Ms. Siebert would be prohibited from working in the Emergency Department at Riverside Medical Center.
2018-1418
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
2 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit Gene Gibson, the brother of the Fire Chief of Webster Parish Fire Protection District No. 8, from being appointed to the Board of Commissioners of the Fire District, since he is a volunteer who receives no compensation for the firefighting services and Terry Gibson has been employed with the Fire District longer than one year.
2018-1303
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/17/2018
2 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit Charles McCrary, a former employee of the Baton Rouge Department of Public Works Inspection Division, from assisting persons with residential or commercial plans for compensation which would be submitted to the Department of Public Works so long as the plans were not originally reviewed or evaluated by him as an employee of the Inspection Division.
2018-1329
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
1 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit the La. Tech Early Childhood Education Center from redeeming points earned through the purchase of books from Scholastic toward the purchase of books and materials to be used by the school.
2018-1420
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
2 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would prohibit Ronald Scott, Maintenance Supervisor for the Town of Gramercy, from providing backflow preventer services to businesses in the Town of Gramercy, while those entities are regulated by the Town of Gramercy.
2018-1421
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 12/14/2018
2 page(s)
The Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit Kim Nesmith, an employee of the Louisiana Department of Education (DOE), from providing contract services to the Future of Privacy Forum to assist other state departments of education, since she would not use materials created in her public capacity, her position does not require her to provide services to agencies of other states, and the DOE does not provide these services to other states.
2017-512 - Consent Opinion
Type: Consent Opinion Decision Date: 11/16/2018
6 page(s)
Gulf Coast Wrestling, Inc. entered into a Consent Opinion and agreed that it violated La. R.S. 42:1117 by virtue of paying $400 to Michael Beadle for services rendered to Gulf Coast Wrestling, Inc., for his participation in wrestling events while Gulf Coast Wrestling, Inc. had a contractual or other business or financial relationship with the Amelia Coummunity Center Recreational and Park in derogation of La. R.S. 42:1111C(2)(d).

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