Morel retires from D.A.ís office
Was working as assistant D.A. to ease transition
Before his brief run as assistant district attorney, Morel ran the St. Charles Parish District Attorneyís Office for 33 years, but stepped down in order to avoid a conflict of interest when his daughter, Michelle Morel, launched a successful campaign as judge for the 29th Judicial District Court.
Morel was replaced by former state Senate President and current St. Charles Parish D.A. Joel Chaisson in June 2012. Chaisson kept Morel on as an assistant following his resignation from the elected post.
"Itís hard working where you were the boss, it is a little different. I had a good run. I finished up most of the things I was trying to do so I retired," Morel said.
With his new found free time, Morel is going to focus on his family and household.
"Iím going to play with the grandkids, do work around the house," Morel said. "Iím just going to take it easy."
Chaisson said Morelís tenure as assistant district attorney was planned as a temporary situation.
"It was always the plan for Mr. Morel to be on our staff during a transition phase and that he would retire within a year after I took office," Chaisson said.
Morel said that both he and Chaisson felt the transition was complete.
"We figured weíd do it until the end of the year," Morel said. "I talked to Joel last week about retiring."
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of a...
Driving from U.S. Highway 90 onto the I-310 ramp in Luling has been challenging...
Luling Elementary teacher Dana Dufrene saw students running here, running there -...
Never has a Louisiana basketball player earned the honor of Gatorade Player of the...
A candlelight vigil will be held 8 Ė 9 p.m. Sunday at East Bank Bridge Park in...
Having been to Hawaii, Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls and even Alaska, it's no...
Over 25 Years of Quality Sales, Service and Repairs on YAMAHA, MERCURY, EVINRUDE and JOHNSON Motors.
Former teacher, husband indicted on running meth lab - 2469 views
Ryan and Kristy Allen, who were arrested in January on allegations of running a meth lab at their Luling home, have been indicted by a grand jury.