KTBS has a writeup on it. According to their story,
- "It is absolutely political. They know I've been asking questions about the (Cyber Innovation Center) and the bond issues," Knight said of his arrest. "It is just to defame my character."A warrant for Knight's arrest was issued after a Bossier City police detective briefed the district attorney on her investigation.District Attorney Schuyler Marvin said Knight should have known the $3,950 sweepstakes check was of questionable validity when he took it to three different banks this past summer before cashing it at one. Knight gave conflicting statements to police that were contradicted by bank employees, Marvin said. He said he felt a crime was committed.
According to multiple reliable sources, Bossier City Council member James “Chubby” Knight is under investigation for bank fraud.Details are sketchy, but what I have been able to put together this is what is going on.
Over this last weekend a search warrant was executed by the Bossier Parish Sheriff. Knight’s computer(s) was seized, as well as a city computer.
Knight was allegedly involved in a scheme in which he was cashing forged Nigerian bonds and sending part of the money to someone in California.
Multiple banks were involved.
I sent the following email to Councilman Knight at his city email address:
- Mr. Knight,
I have heard from several people that you are the subject of an investigation, and that a computer (or computers) were seized this weekend. My sources said that it had to do with possible bank fraud.
I think it is only fair to come to you to confirm or deny this.
If this is the case, do you intend to stay on the council?