LIVINGSTON, LA (WAFB) - The Livingston Parish president said he will issue a settlement check to dismiss a pair of lawsuits filed against the parish by a contractor and his company.
Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks said Corey Delahoussaye and his company, C-Del Inc. will receive $325,000 for contract work done in the aftermath of Hurricane Gustav. The parish council authorized the parish attorney on April 9 to settle the cases for that amount.
"I wanted to make sure that any settlement reached in the civil cases would not affect the district attorney's ability to move forward with the criminal case against Delahoussaye," Ricks said in a written release. "After further discussions with Mr. [Scott] Perrilloux, he has assured me this settlement agreement will have no effect on his ability to pursue charges in criminal court."
Ricks added Delahoussaye had already been paid nearly $2 million "while many hard-working Livingston Parish residents and contractors have not been paid or certainly have not been paid the full amount owed them."
In February, a judge found no probable cause in the fraud case against Delahoussaye. It was alleged he had falsified time sheets.