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Matassa hires high-profile law firm

Kenny Matassa (Source: WAFB) Kenny Matassa (Source: WAFB)
ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa has hired criminal defense attorney Lance Unglesby to represent him against bribery allegations, WAFB's Cheryl Mercedes reports.

Unglesby, son of attorney Lewis Unglesby, says he will speak to reporters about his client Wednesday afternoon. He added that Matassa has no plans to resign.

Matassa and Gonzales businessman, Olin Berthelot, are accused of trying to bribe Wayne Lawson, a candidate for Gonzales City Council, into dropping out of the race.

The story was first reported by The Pelican Post online newspaper.

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