Suspended City Marshal Brian Pope Indicted Again
According to a report by KATC, Suspended Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope has been indicted again.
He has been accused of two counts of malfeasance in office for depositing money owed to the Marshal’s Office into his personal account.
In the first count, he’s accused of depositing $1,380.21 that was owed to the Marshal’s Office into his personal account.
In the second count, he’s accused of depositing $1,867.60 owed to the Marshal’s Office into his personal account.
The grand jury alleges that Pope authorized a payment of Marshal funds to a conference, then asked for reimbursement from Lafayette Consolidated Government on both counts.
When the reimbursement came in, instead of depositing it into the Marshal’s Office account the indictment alleges that he deposited it into his personal account.
KATC says one of the payments was to the 2018 National Marshals and Constables Association Conference, and the other was to the Louisiana City Court Clerks Association Conference and Nuts and Bolts Conference.
Both of the charges are a felony.