Agenda Item
Docket No. 21-049
Consideration of a PFD Answer submitted by Walter Leger, Jr., a member of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, regarding whether he needs to disclose certain income.
Walter Leger filed a 2018 Tier 2.1 PFD. On Schedule A, he disclosed that he is employed by "Walter J. Leger, Jr., a Professional Law Corporation (Leger & Shaw)." On Schedule B, he disclosed that he owns 100% of Walter J. Leger, Jr., a Professional Law Corporation and that he is the president, attorney, sole shareholder. He disclosed that he owns 0% of Leger & Shaw and that he is the manager, attorney, president of partner corporation. He also filed a Schedule E, which is used to disclose income received from the state, political subdivision or in connection with a gaming interest. He disclosed that Leger & Shaw received $0.00 from the St. Bernard Port, Harbor and Terminal District. Mr. Leger attached an Addendum to his PFD stating that he is not required to disclose the income received by Leger & Shaw because neither he nor his spouse have an ownership interest in Leger & Shaw, but that Leger & Shaw is owned by a corporation that he owns 100%. Leger & Shaw is not registered with the Secretary of State.

Mr. Leger stated in his Addendum that Leger & Shaw did receive attorney fees from a political subdivision, the St. Bernard Port, Harbor, and Terminal District in the amount of $5,075.00. He states that since the cost of goods sold would equal the amount of legal services performed; therefore, no income was made and it would be reported as $0.00 if required to be reported.

La. R.S. 42:1124.2.1C(5)(a) requires the name, address, type and amount of each source of income received by the individual or spouse, or by any business in which the individual or spouse, either individually or collectively, owns an interest which exceeds ten percent of that business, which is received from the state or any political subdivision or for services performed for or in connection with a gaming interest.
Advise Walter Leger to amend his 2018 Tier 2.1 PFD to properly disclose the income from the St. Bernard, Harbor and Terminal District.
Assigned Attorney: Tracy Barker
2021-049 - Walter Leger Correspondence
2021-049- 2018 PFD