Louisiana Father and Daughter Arrested in Connection with Financial Crimes Involving Property Deeds and Other Crimes
St John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana – A father and daughter from Louisiana have been arrested in connection with financial crimes involving property deeds and other criminal activities.
In a recent financial crimes investigation, Lewis Giles Jr. and his daughter Kayla LaShawn Giles were arrested on charges of false public filings, criminal conspiracy, forgery, and injuring public records. The pair claimed to be ‘sovereign citizens’ and were accused of unlawfully depriving and removing the properly registered owners of their residences from the public record.
Lewis Giles Jr. and Kayla LaShawn Giles were arrested by SWAT officers and detectives in LaPlace, Louisiana in connection to a major financial crimes investigation focused on falsified/forged land ownership deeds.
Giles Jr. is facing more than 40 charges total of false public filings, criminal conspiracy, forgery, injuring public records, and filing false public records.
Meanwhile, Kayla Giles is charged with criminal conspiracy, perjury, false swearing, injuring public records, filing or maintaining false public records, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer, flight from an officer by vehicle, misrepresentation during booking, careless operation, and forgery.
The charges against Giles Jr. relate to his alleged involvement in unlawfully depriving registered owners of their residences by submitting falsified land ownership deeds. The charges against Kayla Giles also involve her alleged involvement in the conspiracy to unlawfully remove registered owners from the public record. The arrests were made in connection to a complaint from another government agency and a local Justice of the Peace, who reported possible fraud committed by Giles Jr.
In light of these revelations, St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre has expressed concern over Giles Jr.’s attempts to take ownership of other people’s homes.
As financial crimes continue to rise, it is crucial to understand the severity of these charges and the potential consequences for those involved. The investigation into the Giles’ case sheds light on the dangers of fraudulent activities and emphasizes the importance of upholding the law.
Property owners are also advised to keep in touch with the parish’s Assessors Office and Clerk of Courts Office to ensure that their property is not targeted by individuals like Giles Jr. and Kayla Giles.
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.