Four LSP Trooper Arrested for LACE Payroll Fraud

Zurik: Four troopers arrested after ‘State of Unrest’ probe

Written by: Lee Zurik
Contributor: Tom Wright

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) –

Four state troopers have been arrested and charged for illegal conduct in the LACE ticket-writing program.

The charges against the troopers are the result of a FOX 8 investigation from last year, “State of Unrest”. Our series used hundreds of hours of video surveillance to find state troopers being paid for work they didn’t perform.

Daryl Thomas made more money than any other law enforcer in the state, making $240,000 in each of the last two years. Now, Thomas is charged with illegally earning some of that money.

The East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney charged him with two counts of filing false public records and one count of felony theft – greater than $15,000.

Byron Sims is charged with four counts of filing a false public record and one count of felony theft greater than $21,000.

Sims and Thomas could face up to 10 years behind bars for the theft charges, up to five years for the false public records charges.

Trooper Wayne Taylor from the Alexandria area, 14 counts of injuring a public record; Former trooper Jimmy Rogers from Lake Charles, 74 counts of injuring a public record.

See here the LSP News Release

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