BOGALUSA, La. (AP) — A Bogalusa man running for a city council seat has pleaded guilty to election violations, according to the Louisiana secretary of state.

The Daily News reports that Joel Miller Sr. of the Community Action Organization pleaded guilty to injuring public records and giving a false statement of fact, according to Secretary of State Tom Schedler. Schedler said he was informed of the guilty plea by prosecutors on Wednesday.

Schedler said Miller tried to run for office without paying a $12,000 judgment owed to the state Board of Ethics. Schedler said he used an alias on candidacy forms.

Schedler said Miller was given three years of probation and ordered to pay the judgment owed to the Board of Ethics.

Miller could not be reached for comment.