- Associated Press - Thursday, June 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana’s Supreme Court has ordered the removal from office of a Justice of the Peace in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Wednesday’s ruling was against Roosevelt Gremillion, who served the parish’s 7th District. Among the reasons for his removal: He rendered a judgment in favor of a New Roads loan company and against a Pointe Coupee couple without granting the couple a hearing and without considering evidence that they had made payments.

Gremillion also notarized documents allegedly signed by the couple - even though he was not present when the alleged signing took place.

According to the court record, Gremillion agreed that he had violated the state judicial code. In addition to removing him from office, the high court said he cannot run for a judicial office again for five years.

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