The fiscal administrator for the city of Jeanerette will act as the mayor of the city.
The state appointed David Greer to the office after Mayor April Foulcard surrendered to authorities Monday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Last week, Foulcard was indicted by a 19th judicial district grand jury on charges of medicaid fraud, conspiracy to commit medicaid fraud, racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to commit forgery, money laundering, and filing and maintaining false public records.
The indictments were against JABA Enterprises, the mayor’s home-health company, and the company’s four owners, and two others.
Foulcard was released from jail Monday night around 10:30 p.m. on a $17,000 bond.