Created By: Elizabeth Sanders on 11/22/2004 at 11:11 AM
Category: Campaign Finance Charges
November 19, 2004
530 Natchez Street, Ste. 325
New Orleans, LA 70130
Re: Ethics Board Docket No. 2004-178
Dear Mr. Phillpott:
The Louisiana Board of Ethics, in its capacity as the Supervisory Committee on Campaign Finance Disclosure, at its November 9, 2004 meeting, concluded a private investigation into the representations contained in a complaint filed with the Louisiana Board of Ethics.
The Board, at its November 9, 2004 meeting, by a majority vote of its membership, ordered that a public hearing be conducted for the purpose of exploring the following:
That Patrick Phillpott, may have violated Section 1505.1A and/or B of the CFDA (La. R.S. 18:1505.1A and/or B) by failing to file the campaign finance disclosure reports required pursuant to Section 1501.1of the CFDA (La. R.S. 18:1501.1) for the March 9, 2004 primary election based upon his expenditures in support of the candidacy of Beth Barrie Byrnes, a candidate for Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit in that election.
The hearing will be held at 9 o’clock a.m., March 10, 2005 in the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency Building, 2415 Quail Drive, 1st Floor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This public hearing will be conducted in accordance with the procedural requirements set forth in Section 1141E and 1143 of the Code, 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 per report as per R.S. 18:1505.4A(4)(b).
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, if you would like the witnesses to produce documentation at the hearing, state in detail the document(s) to be produced and the reasons that the production of the documentation will be relevant and material.
If you need any additional information, please call one of the trial attorneys assigned to this case, Kathleen M. Allen or R. Gray Sexton at (225) 763-8777 or (800) 842-6630.
LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS
Robert L. Roland