Orleans Juvenile Court Judge Indicted

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Yolanda King, an Orleans Parish Juvenile Court judge was indicted following an investigation by the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, revealing she may have violated the rules for eligibility, as she lived in another parish and filed a false public record of her actual residence. The indictment was made on allegations that she didn't meet residency requirements during and after her 2013 election in which she won by a wide margin against her opponent Doug Hammel.

Eyewitness News of WWLTV.com was the first to report news of the investigation, and last year, the news channel obtained documents indicating King received a homestead exemption for a Slidell home on Chancer Lane from 2007-12. St. Tammary Parish records also showed that Kind had applied for a Road Home grant in 2007 for the same residence.

However, King's campaign documents show her listed as a resident in Stillwater Drive in New Orleans East. The story is obviously not concluded as the records of the Orleans Parish Assessor's Office records show that a homestead exemption on the Stillwater Drive property had been claimed by one Grace King and Jimmie Bobb from 2011-13.

In June 2013, the Louisiana Attorney General's office had said, "Our office is in receipt of a complaint forwarded to us by the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office … That complaint is currently being reviewed to determine the appropriate course of action."

The investigation revealed that on April 22, 2013, Yolanda King had asked to remove the homestead exemption on her Slidell house for 2013, and one day later she also asked to remove the exemption for the years 2011 and 2012. Following her requests, the tax commission removed the exemptions on her Slidell house in May 2013.

The investigation started in the following month of June 2013.

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