LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced that six people were arrested Monday in connection to public corruption.
Kevin Ozene, Christopher Luke Edwards, Dan Kennison, Justina Ina, Kenneth Franques, and Joy Trahan were arrested in Lafayette Parish in connection to a case that has already seen at least one person convicted on federal charges.
Ozene, who is a deputy clerk of court for Lafayette Parish, was arrested for injuring public records and malfeasance in office. His bond was set at $6,000.
Defense attorneys Edwards and Kennison were arrested for corrupt influencing, criminal conspiracy, and accessory after the fact. Their bonds were set at $25,000 each.
Ina, who is a probation officer, was arrested for malfeasance in office, while Franques, who is a Deputy City Marshal, was arrested for public bribery.
Trahan, a manager in the Lafayette branch State Office of Motor Vehicles, was arrested for malfeasance in office and criminal conspiracy.
Ina, Franques and Trahan each had their bond set at $5,000.
Robert Williamson, a private investigator who is currently serving time in federal prison, also had an arrest warrant issued for public bribery, corrupt influencing, filing false public records, and criminal conspiracy.
The arrests were made in a joint effort between the Attorney General's Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).