Louisiana community's police chief arrested for malfeasance

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LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A Louisiana community's police chief has been arrested for allegedly using a village credit card to buy $60 worth of gas for his personal pickup.

The Advocate reported that French Settlement Police Chief Harry Brignac, 71, was arrested Wednesday on felony counts of malfeasance in office and injuring public records.

Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said more charges are possible as investigators comb through fuel records.

Ard said Brignac has been cooperative with the investigation and surrendered to authorities. He has been released in lieu of a $50,500 bond. It was unknown if he's represented by an attorney.

The newspaper said he referred questions to his wife, Tammy, who said her husband has no plans to resign and will fight the allegations, which she says are based on a "simple mistake."

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