Agenda Item
Docket No. 14-499
Ethics Adjudicatory Board Order regarding Thomas Robichaux, a candidate for School Board Member, Orleans Parish, in the November 6, 2012 election, who failed to file a 2013 Supplemental Report by February 15, 2014.
On July 12, 2018, the EAB held a hearing to determine if Thomas Robichaux failed to file his 2013 Supplemental report more than 11 days late.

On October 10, 2018, the EAB held that Thomas Robichaux's report was filed late and ordered that the Board of Ethics may impose the additional penalties allowed by 18:1505.4A(4)(b).

La. R.S. 18:1505.1 provides that the failure to file or failure to disclose accurately any information required to be reported shall constitute a violation of the CFDA.

La. R. S. 18:1495.4D(1) of the CFDA provides that if the final report of a candidate for an election shows a deficit or a surplus, the candidate shall file a supplemental report with the supervisory committee of all expenditures, loans, and contributions received. Such reports are filed annually no later than February fifteenth and shall be complete through the preceding December thirty-first. Such report shall be filed until a report is filed which shows no deficit and until any surplus campaign funds have been disposed.

18:1505.4A(4)(b) For all other reports required by this Chapter, in addition to any penalties that may be imposed by this Section or any other law, the supervisory committee may impose on any person required to file such a report who has not filed such report by the eleventh day after such report is due, after an adjudicatory hearing by an adjudicatory panel of the Ethics Adjudicatory Board conducted in accordance with the Code of Governmental Ethics, with notice to the party who is the subject of the hearing, an additional civil penalty not to exceed ten thousand dollars.

Order staff to assess penalties in accordance with La. R.S. 18:1505.4A(4)(b) for the 2013 Supplemental campaign finance disclosure report.
Assigned Attorney: Jennifer Land
2013-323 EAB Decision (Thomas Robichaux)