Cop Watch

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Judge rejects plea bargain over forged judicial signature

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — A judge has rejected a plea bargain involving two former police officers who are accused of forging a judge's signature.

Brad Ducote, a former Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputy, and ex-Bunkie police reserve officer Robert Magrigal tried to plead guilty Tuesday to forgery in exchange for a suspended sentence. But the deal was quashed by State District Judge Mark Jeansonne.