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Former Orleans school board member jailed on theft charges

James "Jimmy" Fahrenholtz, 65. Courtesy of Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office James "Jimmy" Fahrenholtz, 65. Courtesy of Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Louisiana State Troopers arrest a former Orleans Parish School Board member.

They say lobbyist Jimmy Fahrenholtz stole a leather case containing an iPad, documents, and other items from the state capitol building in Baton Rouge.

Troopers say the 65-year-old denied knowing about the theft, but investigators found the missing items in his Bayou St. John home.

Nola.com-The Times-Picayune report high-powered lobbyist James Nickel reported his iPad had been stolen and that Fahrenholtz tossed the table into a pool to try and destroy the evidence. He faces charges of felony theft, obstruction of justice and possession of stolen property.

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