- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

HENDERSON, La. (AP) - A former Henderson police official has pleaded guilty for his role in a ticket-writing scheme along Interstate 10.

Local media outlets report former assistant police chief Oliver Mack Lloyd pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of false accounting.

Lloyd and Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry were charged in 2013 with public payroll fraud, maintaining false public records and malfeasance in office in the illegal quota system.

The charges stemmed from an investigation of illegal bonuses paid to officers for handing out traffic tickets along the interstate, which is a violation of state law against incentives for meeting ticket quotas.

St. Martin Parish prosecutor Chester Cedars says charges against Guidry, who denied knowledge of the scheme, likely will be dismissed.

Lloyd was given a suspended sentence of six month in jail.

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