Created By: Tracy Kristen Meyer on 08/06/2010 at 04:02 PM
Category: Ethics Charges, Miscellaneous
Caption: Charges against Bruce McCarthy
July 22, 2010
Mr. Bruce McCarthy CERTIFIED MAIL
P.O. Box 898 RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED
Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295
Re: Ethics Board Docket No. 2010-592
Dear Mr. McCarthy:
The Louisiana Board of Ethics, at its July 15, 2010 meeting, considered a staff report regarding your failure to file your Personal Financial Disclosure Statement within 10 days of qualifying for the March 27, 2010 election.
The Board, by a majority vote of its membership, ordered that a public hearing be conducted for the purpose of exploring the following:
That Bruce McCarthy, a candidate for Winnsboro Chief of Police, in the March 27, 2010 election, may have violated Section 1495.7A of the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act (“CFDA”) (La. R.S. 18:1495.7A) by failing to file the personal financial disclosure statement required by the provisions of Section 1495.7A of the CFDA (La. R.S. 18:1495.7A) to be filed within 10 days of qualifying for the March 27, 2010 election, and is therefore subject to civil penalties of $50 a day until the statement is filed, not to exceed $1,500.
The hearing will be held in the LaSalle Building, LaBelle Room, 617 N. Third Street, 1st Floor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. on November 19, 2010 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).
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
Mr. Bruce McCarthy
July 22, 2010
Ethics Board Docket No. 2010-592
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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 attention of the Executive Secretary.
If you need any additional information, please contact Tracy M. Barker, the designated trial attorney, or Deborah Grier, the Executive Secretary, at (225) 219-5600 or (800) 842-6630.
LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS
Frank P. Simoneaux
For the Board