Carol test COPY-Ex-insurance executive may have plea deal

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - Terry Lisotta, who was indicted in late 2008 on 14 counts of theft by fraud from the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., has a court date Thursday in Baton Rouge. Defense attorneys and state prosecutors have said that Lisotta was trying to work out a plea bargain. Lisotta, the former chief executive of Louisiana Citizens, has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of theft. He's accused of improperly spending about $30,000 of the state-backed firm's money. If convicted on all 14 counts, Lisotta would face up to 140 years in jail, $42,000 in fines and restitution. Related Stories Judge denies Lisotta's motion to dismiss charges Former Citizens chief back in court New questions about former CEO of Citizens Bond set at $50,000 for former CEO of Citizens Former chief of Citizens Insurance indicted on theft charges (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)