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FBI reportedly investigating St. Landry School Board members

Tue, Sep 25, 2012

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According to KLFY-TV10, law enforcement officials are investigating members of the School Board in St. Landry Parish in regards to the Superintendent election.

The station says acting superintendent, Raymond Cassimere confirmed the investigation but will not go into details and that the FBI will not confirm or deny the investigation.

The two board members being investigated refused to comment, however, both  indicated something may be announced at tomorrow’s meeting according to the station.

The Advertiser is reporting that rumor has it St. Landry Parish school board members may have attempted to sell their votes to a superintendent candidate for tomorrow’s special meeting.

The paper says Joseph Cassimere indicated there were legs to rumors of a school board-related FBI investigation, but would not confirm or deny any details.

“It is an ongoing investigation,” he said. “I have to let the judicial system do its work right now.”

Cassimere said tomorrow’s special school board meeting to narrow down the five permanent superintendent applicants to a final choice is now up in the air. Cassimere is one of those candidates.

Kyle Hanrahan, media coordinator for the New Orleans FBI division, which oversees all six Louisiana offices, said he could not confirm or deny the investigation but indicated something was causing “phones to ring off the hooks.”

Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow also pointed in the direction of the FBI.

“I can’t comment,” he added. “This is an FBI matter.”

Calls to school board members of interest have gone unanswered at this time.

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