Created By: Tonia Geiger on 09/09/1997 at 01:28 PM
| CN 1996-199 DeCay Charges|
Category: Ethics Charges
September 5, 1997
Mr. Kerry DeCay
Department of Property Management
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
RE: Ethics Commission Docket No. 96-199
Dear Mr. DeCay:
The Louisiana Board of Ethics, at its August 28, 1997 meeting, concluded a private investigation into the representations contained in a certificate of vote, a copy of which was forwarded under cover letter of February 18, 1997.
Following this private investigation, the Board, by a majority vote of its membership, at its August 28, 1997 meeting, ordered that a public hearing be conducted for the purpose of exploring the following:
That Kerry DeCay, as Director of the New Orleans Department of Property Management, may have violated Section 1112B(1) of the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics (La. R.S. 42:1112B(1)) by participating in the authorization of purchases from Motorola when his brother, Keith DeCay, received a commission on those purchases.
That Kerry DeCay may have violated Section 1112A and/or 1116 of the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics (La. R.S. 42:1112A and/or 1116) by instructing or ordering an employee of his department to perform services at his private residence during working hours and utilizing public resources.
The hearing will be held on January 15, 1998, at 9:00 a.m., in the Louisiana Retirement Systems Building Board Room, 8401 United Plaza, 4th Floor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
This public hearing will be conducted in accordance with the procedural requirements set forth in Section 1141D 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 Subpart C of the Code.
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 you need any additional information, please contact Patricia Douglas, the designated trial attorney.
LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS
Robert L. Roland
Return Receipt Requested