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Fontenot Charges Tossed

A federal judge Tuesday dismissed charges that former state Sen. Heulette “Clo” Fontenot, R-Livingston, hid a $100,000 debt from two federally insured lenders.

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Charges Dropped Against Ratcliff

A federal judge has thrown out all but one of the charges against former Livingston Parish President Dewey Ratcliff. In a ruling issued Monday, U.S. District Judge James Brady dismissed 14 mail-fraud counts — leaving Ratcliff facing just one bank-fraud charge that carries a maximum 30-year sentence.

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All charges against Odom tossed

In August of 2002, the State of Louisiana brought a 21-count indictment against Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom.