Saint Landry School Board member Quincy Richard could be losing his position as a board member for reasons other than the recent bribery scandal.
Last year Richard was indicted on bribery charges for allegedly demanding money in return for his vote for a superintendent. But now it appears a previous unrelated conviction could be what knocks him off the school board.
In 2004 Richard was convicted in what was then known as the "Southern University Money for Grades Scandal" that resulted in people obtaining degrees they were not entitled to.
According to the state constitution a convicted felon is prohibited from running for any kind of office unless they have been granted a governor's pardon or unless 15 years have passed since the completion of their sentence.
It appears Richard met neither one of those conditions before running for his current school board seat.