Ascension councilman charged with impersonating parish president

GONZALES — Ascension Parish councilman Aaron Lawler has been charged with impersonating parish president Clint Cointment, Sheriff Bobby Webre said Wednesday.

Lawler, who did not seek re-election for his district 7 council seat, is accused of using his personal electronic device to submit public records requests as Cointment.

Webre said that Lawler met with detectives Wednesday morning, where he was issued a misdemeanor summons for one count of online impersonation and one count of identity theft. APSO began investigating the incident in September. The sheriff did not reveal what type of public records requests Lawler allegedly made.

Webre said this is an ongoing investigation.

Lawler’s district includes the Prairieville area in the northern part of the parish east of Airline Hwy.

Lawler most recently has also been serving as the town attorney for the Town of Livingston.

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