Louisiana Attorney Arrested for Alleged Witness Tampering in Murder Trial – Louisiana State Police Investigation

By Calcasieu Staff
Published December 01, 2023

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana – 77-year-old Baton Rouge attorney Stephen Leblanc was arrested by detectives from the Louisiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division Baton Rouge Field Office (CID-BRFO) on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, for charges related to allegedly tampering with a witness.

The arrest came after an investigation was launched on October 24, 2023, following a complaint that Leblanc had been involved in paying off witnesses to prevent them from testifying in a murder trial. An arrest warrant was obtained through the 19th Judicial District Court as a result of the investigation. On November 29, 2023, Leblanc turned himself in at East Parish Prison and was booked for Corrupt Influencing. The investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time.

The Louisiana State Police encourages the public to use their online reporting system for submitting anonymous reports of suspicious activity. The form can be accessed at http://la-safe.org by clicking on the Suspicious Activity link.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.