Convicted politician attempts to return to office

Nicholas Morea

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Former Legislator Derrick Shepherd has asked a Baton Rouge judge multiple times to be allowed to run for office following his money laundering conviction in 2008. Shepherd and his attorney are requesting an injunction which is the last effort for Shepherd to stay in the race for District 87 seat in the House Representatives. The 19th judicial judge in Baton Rogue has sided with Shepherd. Shepherd’s Attorney Robert Garrity has said Shepherd’s name is already on the ballot but that was before he was officially disqualified Oct. 24. Garrity said the injunction would make votes count for Shepherd.

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