Created By: Kathleen Allen on 06/15/2004 at 03:58 PM
Category: Campaign Finance Charges
Dismissed Document:

June 14, 2004

Jimbo Davlin
6003 Keithville Springridge Rd.
Keithville, LA 71047

Re: Ethics Board Docket No. 2003-1002

Dear Mr. Davlin:

The Louisiana Board of Ethics, in its capacity as the Supervisory Committee on Campaign Finance Disclosure, at its June 10, 2004 meeting, concluded a private investigation into the representations contained in a complaint filed with the Louisiana Board of Ethics.

The Board, at its June 10, 2004 meeting, by a majority vote of its membership, ordered that a public hearing be conducted for the purpose of exploring the following:

That Jimbo Davlin, a candidate for Caddo Parish Commissioner in the October 4, 2003 election, may have violated Section 1505.1B of the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act (“CFDA”) (La. R.S. 18:1505.1B) by failing to file a tenth day prior to the general election campaign finance disclosure report that covered the period of September 15, 2003 to October 26, 2003 and was required to be filed by November 5, 2003 and is, therefore, subject to civil penalties of $40 a day until an amendment correcting the report is filed, not to exceed $1,000.
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 Maris E. LeBlanc at (225) 763-8777 or (800) 842-6630.

Yours truly,


Robert L. Roland