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Grand jury says not enough evidence in Port Allen voter fraud investigation

Larry Profit being taken by EMS after suffering a seizure in court during before a December hearing. (Source: Robert Hollins/WAFB) Larry Profit being taken by EMS after suffering a seizure in court during before a December hearing. (Source: Robert Hollins/WAFB)
Deedy Slaughter (Source: WAFB) Deedy Slaughter (Source: WAFB)
WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

A West Baton Rouge Parish grand jury met Thursday in Port Allen to discuss the voter fraud case from former mayor Deedy Slaughter. The investigation dates back to March 2014. 

"[The grand jury's verdict was] pretermit involving the Port Allen fraud case today," said WBRSO Col. Richie Johnson. "It basically means they're going to leave it open for investigation. If we receive any new evidence in the case, we'll go back in front of the grand jury with it, but at this point, there wasn't enough information to indict or not indict." 

Larry Profit, the man detectives believe has the documents needed in this investigation, has had two previous court dates where the court tried to hold Profit in contempt for not handing over those documents that deputies needed in the voter fraud investigation. But Profit said he had seizures both times before the actual hearing ever got underway. 

The investigation is from March 2014 when the sheriff's office received several complaints about hundreds of mail-in and faxed ballots that did not match up with the voter information on file at the registrar's office. 

"The grand jury didn't indict Larry Profit, but they didn't not indict him, so they didn't true bill or no true bill. They're just saying we need more evidence before we make a decision either way, and they're going to keep it open at this point," said Col. Johnson. 

Col. Johnson said they have gotten some documents from Profit and they refuse to call it quits on this investigation. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the WBRSO at (225) 343-9234. 

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