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Mayoral Power

A state appeals court reversed an abuse of power conviction against the former mayor of Cotton Valley, Louisiana, finding there was no proof he used his position to get a neighboring town to dismiss marijauna charges against him. However, the court found the former mayor was properly convicted of abusing his office for asking for a $500 check from the town clerk.

SHREVEPORT, La. — A Louisiana appeals court reversed an abuse-of-power conviction against the former mayor of Cotton Valley, finding there was no proof he used his position to get a neighboring town to dismiss marijuana charges against him. But the court also found the former mayor was properly convicted of abusing his office for asking for a $500 check from the town clerk.  

Categories / Appeals, Criminal, Government

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