GONZALES, Louisiana — A Sorrento city council member has been investigated in a public corruption probe separate from a BP fraud claim brought against him and his wife last year.
The Advocate (http://bit.ly/200fgOM) reports that U.S. District Judge James J. Brady disclosed the twin investigations into Councilman Randy Anny in early January and wrote that only the BP case had led to charges thus far.
Michael Reese Davis, Anny's defense attorney in the BP fraud case, said Monday that he believes the public corruption probe is closed.
Federal prosecutors in Baton Rouge have accused Anny and his wife, Barbara Falgoust Anny, of making a false claim with BP over $7,800 in repairs to their 26-foot boat, which they had said was damaged from the Deepwater Horizon spill in April 2010. They have both pleaded not guilty in that case.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com