Jonesboro Flashback – Pt 5

From 6/21/2010

Former DA’s Ties to Thompson Uncovered

Former Second Judicial (Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson Parishes) District Attorney Walter May had political ties to controversial Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson, according to campaign finance disclosures.

On page 15 of the amended report dated June 15, 2003, we see two expenditures to Thompson, one for $500 and one for $650. Both are for “canvassing.” Many other expenditures to other persons for that activity are listed in the report.

The report was not filed until nine months after the expenditures were made.

May’s term of office was not without controversy. In 2005, he was disciplined by the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel (OCD) for having “made inappropriate extrajudicial statements concerning the handling of a pending criminal case…”

2 Responses to “Jonesboro Flashback – Pt 5”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Now, now….that money to Leslie may have been for auto repairs.

    Before Leslie got a car from the TOJ, he was driving a car owned by somebody other than himself…

    • Anonymous Says:

      Maybe Walter May helped Leslie get a car…..he needed one to get elected mayor to get the TOJ car.

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