Two St. Landry Parish School Board Members Indicted On Bribery Charges
50-year-old Quincy Richard, Sr. and 71-year-old John Miller, both of Opelousas, are accused of trying to extort money from acting superintendent Joseph Cassimere ahead of an election that had to eventually be canceled.
Court documents say Richard and Miller each accepted $5,000 from Cassimere in exchange for their vote. Cassimere, according to the indictment, was working for the FBI.
Both men have been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery and two counts of bribery. If convicted, Richard and Miller face up to five years in prison for the conspiracy count and up to 10 years in prison for the bribery count. Both men could also have to pay a $250,000 fine on each count.
You can read the indictment by clicking Court Papers.