Created By: Tonia Geiger on 08/05/1997 at 01:46 PM
| CN 1995-253 Kucharski Charges|
Category: Ethics Charges
August 1, 1997
Mr. William Kucharski
5423 Castle Bar Lane
Alexandria, VA 22315
RE: Ethics Commission Docket No. 95-253
Dear Mr. Kucharski:
The Louisiana Board of Ethics, at its July 31, 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 May 20, 1997.
Following this private investigation, the Board, by a majority vote of its membership, at its July 31, 1997 meeting, ordered that a public hearing be conducted for the purpose of exploring the following:
That William Kucharski, former Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”), may have violated Section 1111C(2)(d) of the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics by sharing in income received by his wife, Lynn Kucharski, from McLaren/Hart Environmental Engineering Corporation at a time when that corporation had substantial economic interests which William Kucharski could affect by the performance of his job duties by virtue of DEQ’s supervision of a clean-up being conducted by McLaren/Hart for BC International at the Shepperds Oil Refinery (BCI Mermentau Facility).
The hearing will be held on December 11, 1997, 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 or R. Gray Sexton, the designated trial attorneys.
LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS
Robert L. Roland
Return Receipt Requested