St. Landry School Board Member John Miller Sentenced For Role In Vote Selling Scheme
Former St. Landry Parish School Board member John Miller has been sentenced to ten months of house arrest and two years of probation for trying to sell his vote during the school system's search for a new superintendent last year.
Judge Richard Haik ordered Miller to pay a fine of $15,000, and will also have to undergo electronic monitoring.
Miller had pleaded guilty in July to the conspiracy charge. He and school board member Quincy Richard sold their votes to Joseph Cassimere, who was serving as interim superintendent at the time. Cassimere later contacted the FBI, who launched their investigation and busted Miller and Richard during a sting operation.
Miller expressed regret for his actions, KATC reported, and he offered an apology to Cassimere in the courtroom.