KINDER, La. (AP) — The theft and malfeasance case against Kinder Police Chief Gary Pelican is expected to be turned over to the state attorney general's office.

Allen Parish District Attorney Todd Nesom tells The American Press that he will ask to be recused from the case because of a conflict of interest.

Nesom says an attorney in his office represents a Pelican family member in a private matter.

Pelican, 52, was arrested by state police in January on theft and malfeasance charges after an audit turned up what appeared to be excessive fuel purchases by the Police Department.

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