2008-1067
Created By: Latisha Thomas on 10/08/2009 at 10:39 AM
Category: Lobbyist Charges
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October 6, 2009


Mr. Walter Willard
450 Pine Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

RE: Ethics Board Docket No. 2008-1067

To: Mr. Walter Willard

The Louisiana Board of Ethics, at its September 28, 2009 meeting, concluded a private investigation into information received by the Board of Ethics.

Following this private investigation, the Board, by a majority vote of its membership, at its September 28, 2009 meeting, ordered that a public hearing be conducted for the purpose of exploring the following:

CHARGES

I.


The hearing will be held at a time and place that will be set by the Ethics Adjudicatory Board. You will be contacted by the Ethics Adjudicatory Board in order to confect a Pre-hearing Scheduling Order.

The 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 Ethics Adjudicatory Board shall determine whether a violation has occurred and, if so, shall determine what the civil sanctions, contained in Part III, Subpart C of the Code, shall be imposed.

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 Ethics Adjudicatory Board can issue subpoenas for those witnesses.

Mr. Walter Willard
October 6, 2009
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If you need any additional information, please contact Michael Dupree, the designated trial attorney, or Deborah Grier, the Executive Secretary, at (225) 219-5600 or (800) 842-6630.

Yours truly,

LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS



Frank Simoneaux
For the Board


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