ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) — St. Martin Parish prosecutors have filed formal charges against Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd in an investigation into an alleged illegal quota system for traffic tickets issued along Interstate 10.

Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars said Thursday that the two men face one count each of public payroll fraud, malfeasance in office and filing false public records.

The Advocate reports Guidry and Lloyd are scheduled for arraignment Aug. 10.

Guidry and Lloyd, both of whom remain in their jobs, were arrested in September following a state Inspector General's Office investigation into the alleged quota system.

Cedars said his office has been reviewing the investigation for the past year and decided this week to formally file criminal charges and move forward with the prosecution.


Information from: The Advocate,