Sunday, February 19, 2006


Ethics board imposes, then suspends, fines on Landrieu

Advocate staff report

The Louisiana Board of Ethics imposed its first fines for violations of the law requiring reporting of federal hurricane relief business dealings by elected officials and their kinfolks.

But it suspended the fines for late filing of the required reports.

The violators are Mark Landrieu, brother of Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, and Westwego Chief of Police Dwayne Munch and his wife, Dana.

Mark Landrieu reported that he has a part interest in commercial property that is leasing for about $10,500 a month. He had faced a $600 fine. The Munches own a firm that could make $159,000 transporting travel trailers.

They both faced $500 fines for late reporting.

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