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Category: Lobbyist Charges
March 20, 1997
Ms. Shari Pere
Chaffe, McCall, Phillips, Toler & Sarpy
8550 United Plaza Boulevard Suite 202
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
RE: Ethics Board Docket No. 97-172
Dear Ms. Pere:
The Louisiana Board of Ethics, at its March 20-21, 1997 meeting, considered a staff report regarding your failure to file the Lobbyist Expenditure Report due February 15, 1997.
The Board, by a majority vote of its membership, ordered that a public hearing be conducted for the purpose of exploring the following:
The hearing will be held in the Louisiana Retirement Systems Building Board Room, 8401 United Plaza, 4th Floor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 19, 1997 at 9:00 a.m.
That Shari Pere, a registered lobbyist in 1996, may have violated Section 55B(2) of the Lobbyist Disclosure Act (La. R.S. 24:55B(2)) by failing to file the Lobbying Expenditure Report due February 15, 1997 and covering the reporting period July 1 through December 31, 1996.
This public hearing will be conducted in accordance with the procedural requirements set forth in Section 1141D and 1143 of the Code of Governmental Ethics 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 of up to $10,000 as per R.S. 24:58.
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.
LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS
Robert L. Roland
Return Receipt Requested