AG advises against prosecuting former Wildlife, Fisheries workers over $55K in missing fishing gear

I wish to thank you for excellent reporting. I have followed your coverage since June 2017 of the two former Wildlife and Fisheries employees who stole equipment from our state and used it to open their charter fishing company. The article was entitled “Audit: 2 ex-employees stole from state agency.”

I’m sure there are other Louisiana citizens who were discouraged when they read your Feb. 28 article reporting our attorney general has decided not to prosecute them. This decision will encourage others to continue stealing government property since there are no consequences. Our state should let a jury of their peers decide their guilt or innocence.


La. Attorney General Jeff Landry, center, is joined by attorneys Robert Couhig Jr., left, and Jason Cavignac while holding a press conference to announce a state lawsuit against the United States over coastal protection Friday, February 9, 2018, outside the LITE Center in Lafayette, La.

Paul Leinweber

retired engineer

Baton Rouge