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Ethics trial date set for ex-sheriff Royce Toney

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Ex-sheriff Royce Toney will be in court again this year, this time for state ethics board charges.

An board of ethics (BOE) hearing is set for March 4th at the 4th judicial courthouse in Monroe. The date was set during a December 19 teleconference between BOA council Suzanne Q. Mooney and Alesia Adoin appearing on behalf of Toney.  

The board says Toney violated campaign finance laws by failing to disclose the purpose of 30 thousand dollars. Toney reported the money as payment to his campaign manager. But according to board documents, Toney asked his campaign manager to give him half of the money back as a loan. 

The Ethics Board is seeking civil penalties for the conversion of Sheriff Toney's campaign fund to personal use in a matter filed in the 4th Judicial District. That matter is set to go to trial on March 4, 2013.

During the Dec. 19 teleconference, both parties also agreed to participate in a status conference March 14, 2013, at 8:30 a.m., even though the BOE will conduct its monthly meeting that afternoon.

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