Agenda Item
Docket No. 19-1219
Advisory Opinion request submitted by District Attorney Samuel C. D'Aquilla (20th Judicial District), regarding the employment of a former East Feliciana Police Jury manager.
Sonya Crowe has resigned from her position as parish manager of the East Feliciana Parish Police Jury (EFPJ) and is now employed by Landmark Bank, which handles EFPJ's bank accounts. She was recently appointed as treasurer of the EFPJ while working full-time at Landmark.
La. R.S. 42:1111C(2)(d) provides that no public servant and no legal entity in which the public servant exercises control or owns an interest in excess of twenty-five percent, shall receive any thing of economic value for or in consideration of services rendered, or to be rendered, to or for any person during his public service unless such services are: (d) Neither performed for nor compensated by any person or from any officer, director, agent, or employee of such person, if such public servant knows or reasonably should know that such person has or is seeking to obtain contractual or other business or financial relationships with the public servant's agency; conducts operations or activities which are regulated by the public employee's agency; or has substantial economic interests which may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the public employee's official duty.
Adopt the proposed opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Matthew DeVille
2019-1219 Advisory Opinion Draft.v2
2019-1219 Request for Opinion