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$529k of Customer Money Approved for Personal Attorney and Business Partner of Louisiana Utility Commissioner Eric Skrmetta

The Louisiana Public Service Commission approved more than $500,000 in contracts, ultimately paid by customers on their utility bills, to Scott McQuaig, a lawyer with a troubling record who has co-founded multiple ventures with Louisiana Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta. The Commission approved one contract with McQuaig after he had been suspended indefinitely from practicing law by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Commissioner Skrmetta did not recuse himself in any vote to approve McQuaig’s contracts, instead seconding the motions to approve two of the contracts and making the motion to approve a contract one time, despite his multi-decade relationship with McQuaig

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