DESTREHAN MAN CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO SOLICIT AND GIVE BRIBES INVOLVING A PUBLIC OFFICIAL
RAY ANTHONY DAVEZAC, age 55, a resident of Destrehan, Louisiana, was charged today in a one-count Bill of Information with Conspiracy to Solicit and Give Bribes Involving a Public Official, announced United States Attorney Jim Letten.
According to the court documents, DAVEZAC owned and operated Davezac Consulting Engineers, LLC of Destrehan, Louisiana . The bill of information alleges that the President of St. John the Baptist Parish, William Hubbard, solicited a bribe from DAVEZAC. DAVEZAC paid a $5,000 bribe made payable to a local automobile dealership for the benefit of Hubbard. Further, the bill of information alleges that DAVEZAC received a contract from St. John Parish at a date after the bribe payment was solicited and paid.
If convicted, DAVEZAC faces a possible maximum sentence of five (5) years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000 and three (3) years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Brian Klebba and James R. Mann.
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