After multi-million dollar COVID fraud, Metairie lawyer pleads guilty, has license suspended

A former investigator in the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office has agreed to plead guilty to a federal fraud charge involving multi-million dollar deals for personal protective equipment during the pandemic, a case in which he’s also received an interim suspension from practicing law.

The Louisiana Supreme Court agreed Nov. 16 to an interim suspension for Frank Labruzzo, a Metairie attorney who spent years working for under AG Jeff Landry, the state’s newly elected governor. The suspension came a few weeks after Labruzzo pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a case brought against him by U.S. Attorney Duane Evans’ office.