Subpoena issued for Scott; Savoie, Cravins cleared of ethics charges
Louisiana State Police are attempting to serve Kelly J. Scott, a candidate in the April 4 state Senate District 24 special election, with a subpoena for failing to file a personal financial disclosure form with the state Ethics Board. Charges against Scott and two other candidates in that election — Patricia Cravins and Lincoln Savoie — were filed by the board on July 28.
However, Savoie’s ethics charge was dismissed in an order signed Oct. 9. According to an Ethics Board spokeswoman, Savoie submitted his financial disclosure form on Aug. 20. The charge against Cravins will be dismissed at an Ethics Board meeting later this month; she filed her form on Sept. 21. Both still face the maximum fine of $2,500, but may request a waiver of reduction in the fine. Scott, meanwhile, has yet to submit a personal financial disclosure form, which all candidates in Louisiana are required to do within 10 days of qualifying for an election.
Scott, Savoie and Cravins were unsuccessful candidates in the contest won by Elbert Guillory; Savoie came in third and Cravins lost to Guillory in a May runoff.
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