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Lawsuit seeks to bar Councilman Chris Roberts from reelection run

Councilman Chris Roberts (Source: Parish Council website) Councilman Chris Roberts (Source: Parish Council website)
JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

A lawsuit seeks to disqualify Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts from running for reelection.

The lawsuit alleges that Roberts hasn't filed income tax returns in five years and that he wasn't up to date on his campaign finance reports when he qualified to run.

Roberts told FOX 8 by phone that he is looking forward to defending the accusations and that the suit is nothing more than a political ploy by his opponent.

The suit was filed by Attorney Stephen Petit.

Both Louis Congemi and Jimmy Lawson have qualified to run against Roberts in next month's election.

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