NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court date has been set for former state Rep. Girod Jackson who is facing federal tax charges.

WVUE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1d9XAry) Jackson is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 5 for his initial appearance and arraignment for allegedly filing a false tax return and two counts of not filing a return at all.

Jackson, a Democrat from Harvey, resigned his legislative post Thursday in the face of the charges which were unveiled in a bill of information earlier that day. He is a contractor and owns Diversified Ventures LLC.

House Speaker Chuck Kleckley told the station he's working with the Secretary of State's Office to determine a "suitable date for an election to fill" the District 87 seat.