A former employee of the Louisiana Military Department and his wife have agreed to pay a $10,000 fine to settle ethics charges against them.
The Louisiana Board of Ethics signed off Friday on the settlement agreement involving George and Debra Ansardi.
The case involve construction and renovation work done at Gillis Long Center in Carville by a firm owned by the Ansardis at a time when George Ansardi served as the facility’s project manager. In the position he was responsible for renovations, repairs and maintenance of buildings, determining what was needed and bidding the jobs out.
In the consent opinion ending the case the Ansardis agreed to multiple violations of ethics laws that:
- Ban immediate family members of public servants from bidding or entering into contracts under the supervision of the public servants agency.
- P rohibit a public servant from participating in a transaction in which he has a personal substantial economic interest.
The case involves projects done by Nu Holmes Enterprises LLC awarded in 2010 and 2011. The settlement does not detail the project costs.