Created By: Latisha Thomas on 10/24/2007 at 10:55 AM
Category: Ethics Charges
October 23, 2007
3504 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
Re: Ethics Board Docket No. 2007-322
Dear Ms. Brown:
The Louisiana Board of Ethics, at its October 11, 2007 meeting, concluded a private investigation into the representations contained in information received by the Board.
Following this private investigation, the Board, by a majority vote of its membership, at its October 11, 2007 meeting, ordered that a public hearing be conducted for the purpose of exploring the following:
That Bridgett Brown may have violated Section 1117 of the Code of Governmental Ethics [LSA-R.S. 42:1117] in the following manner, to wit:
- By making payments of rent to Councilman Myron Lawson for the lease of office space;
- At a time when Bridgett Brown was a party to a contract with the City of Alexandria to perform legal work for the city;
- At a time when Councilman Myron Lawson was prohibited by Section 1111C(2)(d) of the Code of Governmental Ethics from receiving such compensation.
The hearing will be held at 9 o’clock a.m., January 10, 2008 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 the civil sanctions contained in Part III, Subpart C of the Code.
In order to fully cooperate with you in this matter, the designated trial attorney will, upon request, provide you with copies of all documents that may be introduced into evidence and the names and addresses of all witnesses that the designated trial attorney intends to call. If you desire the attendance of any witnesses, the Board, through its Executive Secretary, Deborah Grier, 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 to the Ethics Board Docket No. 2007-322 – Bridgett Brown
attention of the Executive Secretary.
If you need any additional information, please contact Michael Dupree, the designated trial attorney, or Deborah Grier, the Executive Secretary, at (225) 763-8777 or (800) 842-6630.
LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS
Henry C. Perret, Jr.