A former Kenner court manager has been arrested and booked on a count of malfeasance in office, after allegedly changing the court records of a family member, according to a news release from the Kenner Police Dept.
Paulette Cooper, 45, was booked Thursday, nearly two months after a complaint was filed by the director of the court and a city attorney, the news release said.
Cooper is accused of changing court records after a family member of hers was issued a traffic citation in April of last year and the family member didn't show up for a court date. The presiding magistrate, Bruce Lizana, issued a warrant for Cooper's family member, assessed a fine of $35 and suspended the license, the news release said.
Cooper is accused of logging into the court's records system to change the attendance record of her family member and delete the attachment, fine and license suspension, the news release said.