FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE # 12
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
The Opinion handed down on the 15th day of February, 2008, is as follows:
BY TRAYLOR, J.:
2007-O -1893 IN RE: JUDGE LALESHIA WALKER ALFORD
(Judiciary Commission of Louisiana)
For the foregoing reasons, we order that Judge Laleshia Walker Alford of the Shreveport City Court, Parish of Caddo, is hereby removed from office, and that her office is hereby declared vacant. Further, respondent is ordered pursuant to La. Sup. Ct. Rule XXIII, Section 26 to refrain from qualifying as a candidate for judicial office for five years and until certified by this Court as eligible to become a candidate for judicial office. Finally, pursuant to La. Sup. Ct. RuleXXIII, §22, we cast respondent with costs incurred in the investigation and prosecution of this proceeding in the amount of $5,000.00.
REMOVAL FROM JUDICIAL OFFICE ORDERED.
JOHNSON, J., concurs and assigns reasons.