The State of Louisiana, on behalf of The Louisiana Board of Ethics, has filed a petition objecting to the candidacy of Jackson Jones, Jr. for Sheriff, Natchitoches Parish.
The Louisiana Board of Ethics shows that Mr. Jones owes imposed fines totaling $4,620.00 to the Louisiana Board of Ethics as of August 10, 2023 at 2:05 p.m. and was still outstanding at the time the petition for removal was filed.
The petition states that Mr. Jones falsely certified on his notice of candidacy that he does not owe any outstanding fines, fees or penalties pursuant to the Campaign Finance Disclosure Act as provided in R.S. 18:463(A)(2).
La. R.S. 18:492(A)(6) provides that an action objecting to the candidacy of a person who qualified as a candidate shall be based on the grounds that the defendant falsely certified on his notice of candidacy that he does not owe any outstanding fines, fees or penalties pursuant to the Code of Governmental Ethics.
The Tenth Judicial District Court of Natchitoches Parish has set a date and time for the petition to be heard in open court.
DATE: August 21, 2023
TIME: 10:00 AM
LOCATION: 200 Church Street, Room 104, Natchitoches Parish.
ATTENDENCE: Open to the public
Here his a copy of the petition for review: