No Prosecution For Deputy In Exploitation Case
HOUMA, La. (AP) — A deputy who was fired from the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office last month no longer faces criminal charges. Thirty-year-old Tara Pitre was fired in March after her arrest on a charge of exploitation of the infirm. The case involved the alleged theft of about $26,000 from Pitre's grandmother. Terrebonne First Assistant District Attorney Carlos Lazarus told The Courier newspaper that the charge was declined last week because Pitre paid back the money. Lazarus said the grandmother filled out an affidavit stating she didn't want the District Attorney's Office to continue pursuing the case. Lazarus said Pitre now has a pre-trial intervention on her record, which he said is like a form of probation for those not convicted of a crime.