The following is a Press Release from the Louisiana Attorney General:
Allen Parish School Board Member, Keith Welch, pleaded guilty today to one count of misdemeanor theft in the 33rd Judicial District Court with Ad Hoc Judge Stuart Kay, Jr. presiding, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.
The guilty plea was the result of an internal theft from the Coushatta Resort Casino where Welch was formerly employed. As part of a negotiated sentence, Welch was ordered to immediately tender his resignation from the Allen Parish School Board as well as pay restitution in the amount of $2,000.
In addition to these conditions, Welch will remain on probation for the next four months. Welch could be eligible to have the conviction set aside at that point if he remains arrest and conviction free.