Corruption

Former New Orleans State Rep Charged with Theft and Mismanagement of Funds

Was the House speaker pro tem, arrested by the county sheriff's office

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The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant for former New Orleans state Rep. Sherman Copelin Jr. charging him withtheft and misapplication of payment in the amount of $832,421. Investigators obtained the warrant on Friday, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.