St Landry Schools Investigation

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) – A St. Landry Parish School Board member attended his first meeting following his indictment by a federal grand jury last month in a conspiracy to extort money in exchange for his vote for a new school superintendent.

Board member Quincy Richard Sr., who was indicted Oct. 24 along with fellow board member John Miller, voted on several issues during the meeting. Miller did not attend Thursday's meeting.

Richard and Miller were each formally charged in a three-count indictment, including one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of bribery involving federal programs.

Richard and Miller are scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 15.

In an interview with The Advocate ( prior to the meeting, Richard said he was innocent of the charges contained in the indictment.

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