Former La. Insurance Dept. Employee Pleads Guilty

January 18, 2005

Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr. announced recently that Lylia Jackson, a former employee with the Louisiana Department of Insurance, pled guilty to one count of public bribery.

Jackson was arrested in December 2003 for taking bribes to sell agent licenses to individuals not legally qualified. Pursuant to a plea agreement, Jackson was placed on two years active supervised probation and fined $500 plus court costs. Regina Duncan, an accomplice in this scheme and former Department of Insurance employee, pled guilty in November 2004 to one count of public bribery.

“I want this to serve as a warning to those who falsely believe they can get away with defrauding the state that my office will continue to investigate and prosecute these cases,” General Foti stated. “This case is a good example of state agencies working together to bring criminals to justice,” he added.

The Attorney General’s Office is a member of the Louisiana Insurance Fraud Task Force, which includes the Louisiana Department of Insurance and the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit.

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