Editor’s Note: The story has been corrected based on revised information from the sheriff’s office.
ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — An investigation by the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office ended with Councilman Aaron Lawler being charged with one count of online impersonation and one count of identity theft.
The investigation started on Friday, Sept. 8 and looked into “reports of a subject impersonating a high-ranking public official by filing online public records requests with the Ascension Parish Government,” according to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Lawler is accused of using his electronic device to make the requests using Parish President Clint Cointment’s name.
The Ascension Parish Council member met with detectives Wednesday Nov. 15 and received a misdemeanor summons.
The investigation remains ongoing and more information will be shared as it becomes available.