Another delay for Henderson 'ticket scheme' trial - KLFY News 10

Another delay for Henderson 'ticket scheme' trial

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The trial date for Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Mack Lloyd has hit yet another delay. They're now heading to trial for their alleged ticket scheme on July 7.
 
Due to scheduling conflicts, their attorney Thomas Alonzo says he filed for a delay. The first trial date was set for last December.
 
Chester Cedars, the prosecutor in the case, says these delays are to be expected.
 
"That's not unusual, this case is less than a year old," says Cedars.  
 
Both Guidry and Lloyd filed two more pre-trial motions last month.
 
Both were charged with public payroll fraud, filing or maintaining false public record and malfeasance for allegedly paying their officers based up on the number of tickets they wrote, which is against state law.
 
According to a court document, Guidry argues those three charges are overkill and are essentially three charges for the same alleged offense.
 
Guidry also wants a conversation with the Inspector General thrown out saying, "at no time was defendant read his Miranda Rights."
 
In a separate document, Lloyd says there's no evidence to suggest that he knew he was committing payroll fraud or malfeasance.
 
"We'll have a hearing on those motions. I feel very confident that the motions will be dismissed and these defendants like any other defendant will get their day in court before a jury of St. Martin Parish residents," says Cedars.    
 
He says the hearing for Guidry and Lloyd's pre-trial motions are set for June.
 
Alonzo tells TV-10 that he is unable to comment on any pending motions.

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