A former tire salesman in Acadia Parish faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty in federal court in Lafayette to one count of wire fraud.
According to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley, 53-year-old Deynoodt Joseph Besse of Rayne admitted to diverting proceeds from tire sales at the company he worked for, Interco, to a fake company he created, INT Sales between 1997 and 2010:
He would arrange for the tire sales as an Interco sales associate and then take customers’ account information. Besse would process the account information through a point of sale device, and the transactions were then credited to a bank account associated with INT Sales. The government alleges that Besse fraudulently obtained $143,872.88 using the scheme.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.