ST. GABRIEL, La. (BPROUD) — St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau and two others turned themselves in after warrants were issued for their arrests in an alleged scheme to take party money.
The Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office issued arrest warrants for Ambeau, Kalayn Brown and local businessman Roberto Sandoval following felony indictments. Sheriff Brett Stassi said Sandoval turned himself in Friday night. Ambeau and Brown turned themselves in around 9 a.m. Saturday, Stassi said.
According to Stassi, all three posted bond and were released with court dates.
According to the indictments, four fake invoices from Roberto’s River Road and one fake invoice from Hwy. 30 Truck Stop were submitted to the City of St. Gabriel for payments. The police department had holiday parties in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Brown and Sandoval were included in the indictment. Prosecutors allege that the trio conspired to defraud the city by submitting false documents.
The police chief is also accused of taking an iPad from a victim in a murder case the department was investigating.
Ambeau’s charges include money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, theft over $25,000, conspiracy to commit theft of over $25,000, two counts of malfeasance in office and five counts of filing false public records.
Brown’s charges include money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, theft of over $25,000, conspiracy to commit theft of over $25,000, malfeasance in office and five counts of filing false public records.
Sandoval’s charges include money laundering, conspiracy to commit money laundering, theft of over $25,000 and conspiracy to commit theft of over $25,000.
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