Tuesday, October 31, 2006
He managed to escape jail time, but former Opelousas police chief, Larry Caillier is far from being in the clear.
Monday, Caillier faced Federal Judge Richard Haik, who ordered him to five years probation and $26,000 in restitution.
Eyewitness News was first to tell you about this investigation in April.
Caillier will not serve jail time for his actions.
U.S. District Judge Richard Haik says he took into account the long-time lawman's career while making that decision.
Caillier was sentenced to five years probation, with ten months home incarceration.
He's ordered to pay $26,300 in restitution.
Federal prosecutors say the scheme by Caillier and another officer bilked the government out of $63,000.
Former Opelousas police chief, Larry Caillier did not speak to the media after the sentence was handed down.