The former golf pro at the Jay and Lionel Hebert Municipal Golf Course is facing a criminal charge related to his work there, though prosecutors are giving few specifics on the allegations.
Michael Guidry, 69, served as the golf pro at the city-parish government course on Mudd Avenue for 24 years before he unexpectedly announced his retirement in August.
He now faces a fine up to $5,000 and up to five years in jail on a charge of unauthorized use of moveable.
Prosecutors filed the charge against Guidry last month, but 15th Judicial District Attorney Keith Stutes said he could provide no details about the case other than that the investigation involved golf carts.
As golf pro, Guidry managed golf cart rentals.
City-Parish Chief Administrative Officer Dee Stanley declined comment, but city-parish government responded to a public records request with correspondence from last year indicating Guidry’s departure from the course was contentious.
Golf pros for city-parish courses work as contractors, managing the course, the pro shop and concessions.
Guidry’s contract was abruptly terminated Aug. 1 following an investigation of his “conduct and performance,” according to a letter sent to Guidry by City-Parish Attorney Mike Hebert.
City-parish government did not provide documents detailing the nature of the internal investigation, but Guidry was advised to turn in his keys and was prohibited from coming back to the course without prior approval.
Guidry could not be reached for comment on Monday.
An attorney who represented him last year in the contract dispute, Barry Heinen, did not return two calls or messages left at his office.