Elevation consultant indicted on charge of selling state property
POSTED: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 4:30pm
UPDATED: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 4:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury has returned an indictment against a former employee of the state’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
Kurt Wiltshire, 31, of New Orleans, is accused of removing home-elevation grant data and then selling the protected homeowner information to his clients as a private elevation consultant. He was indicted on one count of Unauthorized Use of a Movable.
“The indictment is related to our ongoing probe into allegations of wrongdoing surrounding the state’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program,” said Assistant Attorney General David Caldwell, head of the Attorney General’s Public Corruption Unit.
Tuesday’s indictment comes after Ricky Davis’ guilty plea to state charges in May. Davis, a home elevation consultant, pleaded guilty to one count of corrupt influencing for paying thousands of dollars to an official in the state’s home elevation grant program in exchange for private homeowner information. He was sentenced to five years at hard labor in the Louisiana Department of Corrections.