Attorney for Gonzales businessman accused of bribery files motion to have case tossed

Attorney for Gonzales businessman accused of bribery files motion to have case tossed
Olin Berthelot (Source: WAFB)

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - The attorney for Olin Berthelot, the Gonzales businessman accused of bribing a candidate to not run for office, has filed motion to toss the case.

The move comes the day after the lawyer representing Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa filed a motion to dismiss the prosecution in the case.

Both men are charged with felony election offenses involving bribery.

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Berthelot has been indicted for his role in allegedly bribing Wayne Lawson to drop out of the Gonzales City Council race.

Matassa is accused of offering Lawson cash, a job, and future backing in a parish election if he would drop out of the race.

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