Former Tax Assessor Richard Cole sentenced

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Former Calcasieu Tax Assessor Richard Cole was sentenced on December 9th to three years supervised probation, fined $1,000 plus court costs and ordered to perform 30 8-hour days of community service.

Judge Kent Savoie stated that if Cole completed all of the terms and conditions of his probation after a period of a year and a half, he will change the probation to unsupervised probation.

Cole was indicted in October 2010, on two counts of malfeasance in office.

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