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Former St. Charles Parish DA charged with obstruction

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel was charged in federal bill of information with one count of obstruction of justice. 

Morel served for 33 years and stepped down in 2012 amid allegations that he offered lenient plea deals in exchange for sexual favors. 

The bill of information charges Morel with intentionally harassing an unnamed individual and "thereby hindering, delaying, preventing and dissuading Individual A from attending and testifying in a federal grand jury proceeding investigating possible wrongdoing by Morel."

A first appearance has been set for Monday before Judge Kurt Englehardt. Morel is expected to plead guilty

Current District Attorney Joel Chaisson, II thanked the U.S. Attorney's Office for taking steps to bring "this sad chapter in history" to a conclusion.

"The citizens of St. Charles Parish can rest assured that the unlawful activities set forth in the government's bill of information against one former prosecutor do not diminish or call into question in any way the outstanding and professional work being done by the many honest and hard-working individuals who represent my office so well," Chaisson said.

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