Former West Feliciana Police Juror Guilty of Theft

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) – A six-member jury has convicted former West Feliciana Parish Police Juror John Cobb on three counts of felony theft stemming from his financial dealings in his family's church in the Weyanoke community.

The Advocate reports ( ) Judge William G. Carmichael ordered Cobb to post another $20,000 post-conviction bond and said he would set sentencing after hearing post-trial motions Jan. 10.

Cobb faces a maximum prison sentence of 30 years and a fine of $9,000.

The jury of four men and two women convicted Cobb Thursday.

He was accused of misappropriating $80,000 that was supposed to be transferred from a defunct, tax-exempt organization, Feliciana Enrichment Center, to Cobb's church, Union Bethel Family Church.

Prosecutors also alleged Cobb put $15,000 into the church's bank account and kept another $15,000 for himself.

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