Thursday, August 21, 2008

Louisiana state senator charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering

Derrick Shepherd, a Louisiana state senator, had his law license suspended by the Louisiana Supreme Court and was charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering. According to this article released by the AP, over the years he’s maintained his law practice, he has: failed to safeguard clients money, mislead clients health care provider about the status of the case, failed to properly supervise a non-lawyer assistant. His trial will begin in October for the conspiracy to money laundering charges in which he is charged with helping an unlicensed bond broker launder money to conceal her illegal operation of an insurance business.

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