Election Law

Judge is indicted, accused of making false residency claim


A Louisiana judge was indicted (PDF) on Thursday, accused of falsely claiming in an affidavit that she was a “domicilliary” of Orleans Parish.

In fact, the government contends, Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge Yolanda King lives in St. Tammany Parish. She was elected last year in a runoff against Doug Hammel, a former prosecutor with impressive endorsements and a bigger campaign fund, reports the Times-Picayune.

King, 56, is also a former prosecutor and has worked as a research lawyer for the Louisiana Supreme Court.

She is charged with executing a false affidavit and filing a false public record.

She is represented by attorney Clarence Roby Jr., who declined to comment when contacted by the newspaper.

The state attorney general’s office is prosecuting the case.

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