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2006-439
Opinion Type
Opinion
Docket Number
2006-439
Requesting Party
Louisiana Board of Ethics
Parties Involved
Jim Tucker
Agency at Issue
Louisiana Housing Finance Agency
Decision Date
2/14/2008
Law
42:1113D
Caption
A Board opinion that Jim Tucker, Garden Oaks Holdings and Hayne Boulevard did not violate the Code.
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• LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS
DATE: February 14, 2008 OPINION NO.: 2006-439
RE: In the matter of Jim Tucker
The Louisiana Board of Ethics(the"Board"), at its October 11, 2007 meeting, conducted a
public hearing for the purpose of exploring the following charges:
1.
That Jim Tucker may have violated Section 1113D of the Code of Governmental
Ethics [LSA-R.S. 42:1113D] in the following manner to wit:
• At a time when Jim Tucker served as an elected member of the Louisiana
State House of Representatives;
• At a time when Jim Tucker owned 60% of Garden Oaks Holdings, LLC;
• At a time when Jim Tucker,on behalf of Garden Oaks Holdings,LLC applied
for tax credits through the Gulf Opportunity Zone Tax Credit Program
• administered by the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency for the development
Jackson Landing;
• When Jim Tucker, on behalf of Garden Oaks Holdings, LLC, entered into
contract(s)with the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency for the receipt of tax
credits totaling $1,250,000.00.
2.
That Jim Tucker may have violated Section 1113D of the Code of Governmental
Ethics [LSA-R.S. 42:1113D] in the following manner to wit:
• At a time when Jim Tucker served as an elected member of the Louisiana
State House of Representatives;
• At a time when Jim Tucker owned 100% of Hayne Boulevard Investments
#1, LLC;
• At a time when Jim Tucker, on behalf of Hayne Boulevard Investments #1,
LLC applied for tax credits through the Gulf Opportunity Zone Tax Credit
Program administered by the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency for the
development Chateau Thierry Apartments;
• When Jim Tucker, on behalf of Hayne Boulevard Investments #1, LLC,
entered into contract(s)with the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency for the
receipt of tax credits totaling $646,127.00.