Created By: Cynthia Monroe on 06/04/2001 at 03:24 PM
Category: Campaign Finance Charges
Dismissed Document:

May 18, 2001

Joe M. Luster
1415 San Antonio Avenue
Many, 71449

Re: Ethics Board Docket No. 2001-222

Dear Mr. Luster:

The Louisiana Board of Ethics, at its May 17, 2001 meeting, considered a staff report regarding your failure to file a required campaign finance disclosure report in connection with the April 7, 2001 election.

The Board, by a majority vote of its membership, ordered that a public hearing be conducted for the purpose of exploring the following:


The hearing will be held in the Louisiana Retirement Systems Building Board Room, 8401 United Plaza, 4th Floor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana on August 16, 2001 at 9:00 a.m.

This public hearing will be conducted in accordance with the procedural requirements set forth in R.S. 18:1511.4C, provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act and in conformity with the Rules adopted by the Board, a copy of which is enclosed.

At the conclusion of this public hearing, the Board may impose additional civil sanctions of up to $10,000 as per R.S. 18:1505.4A(4)(b).

Joe M. Luster
May 18, 2001
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In order to fully cooperate with you in this matter, we will, upon request, provide you with copies of all documents we may introduce into evidence and the names and addresses of all witnesses we intend to call. If you desire the attendance of any witnesses, the Board can issue subpoenas for those witnesses. In order to have subpoenas issued you must, at least ten (10) days in advance of the hearing, supply the names and addresses of the persons to be subpoenaed and state the reasons that their testimony will be relevant and material.

If I can provide you with any additional information, please call Kathleen M. Allen at (225) 922-1400 or (800) 842-6630.

Yours truly,


Robert L. Roland
For the Board