Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca

Learn more about the candidate, Nicholas Larocca, in this Investigative Report.

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Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca Profile
Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca
   
Address P.O. BOX 2466, Morgan City, LA 70380
   
Office Phone 985-385-4800
   
Alternate Phone 985-385-4933
   
Email [email protected]
   
Website www.laroccaforjudge.com
   
Type of business Political Action Committee

 


 

The office phone number is the phone number listed on the WHOIS query for laroccaforjudge.com. This is the number to Nicholas F. Larocca, Jr’s law office in Morgan City, LA. On the Facebook page, Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca, the phone number of 985-385-4933 is listed. This phone number reverse traces to two people in Morgan City, LA (Jackie Acosta Brown and Ronald J Acosta) at 1019 Claire Drive.

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Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca Investigative Report

 
I’ve already typed up an Investigative Report about Nicholas F. Larocca, Jr (view report). A short time ago I discovered that Nicholas F. Larocca, Jr had intentions of running for "… District Judge, for Portions of the parishes of Iberia, St. Martin, and St. Mary." (Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca Facebook page) I was amazed that such a person was now attempting to seek a position as a judge. It’s in my opinion that Mr. Nicholas F. Larocca, Jr is an attorney that helps to protect crooked and dishonest individuals and busineses. In addition, based upon my investigation of Mr. Nicholas Larocca, it seemed that Mr. Nicholas Larocca also had no issues with submitting lies to a court on behalf of his dishonest client. Is this the type of person that people want to be a judge?

 
I decided to do an Investigative Report on this alleged committee that was electing Mr. Nicholas Larocca. The first bit of information that I came across was the Facebook page for the Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca. I read through the "About" tab on their Facebook page. The following is the description given as the description for the Facebook page:

The Committee to Elect Nicholas "NICK" Larocca as District Judge, for Portions of the parishes of Iberia, St. Martin, and St. Mary

I then looked at the contact information given on the Facebook page. I found three pieces of information that were listed for the contact:

  1. Phone: 985-385-4933
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Website: www.laroccaforjudge.com

I didn’t recognize the phone number. I performed a WHOIS query on the domain, laroccaforjudge.com (view WHOIS query). According to the WHOIS query, the domain for the committee is owned by the actual political candidate, Mr. Nicholas Larocca. The mailing address and phone number are that of Mr. Larocca’s law office practice. The Admin and Tech information are that of a third-party company that probably designed the website for Mr. Nicholas Larocca. So far, it seems as if the committee was started by Mr. Nicholas Larocca himself. To me, this is akin to a person liking their own Facebook status or high-fiving their self.

 
On April 6, 2015, I posted a review of the Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca. I took a screenshot of the review as I figured Mr. Nicholas Larocca would most probably remove it. Sure enough, the next day, Mr. Nicholas Larocca or someone in connection with the Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca disabled the ability to post reviews. I guest Mr. Nicholas Larocca doesn’t want people to post the truth about him or his alleged committee.

 
After a little digging I still don’t know if there are any other people that may have started or be part of this alleged committee. Granted, according to the Facebook page, at the time of writing this report there are 414 likes. All that tells me is there are 414 people that may agree that Mr. Nicholas Larocca should be elected. However, it still doesn’t state anything about the alleged "committee."

 
I attempted a reverse trace on the phone number that’s listed on the Facebook page (985-385-4933). The number of 985-385-4933 traced to Jackie Acosta Brown and Ronald J Acosta of 1019 Claire Drive, Morgan City, LA. Finally! We have someone connected to this committee that’s not Mr. Nicholas Larocca himself.

 
I wanted to know what position(s) these two individuals (Jackie Acosta Brown and Ronald J Acosta) may hold with the Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca. The committee is a political committee. Technically, it’s considered a PAC (Political Action Committee). In Louisiana, PACs are governed by the Louisiana Ethics Administration Program. I have searched the database (visit search page) and I have found not a single mentioning of the "Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca." I figured maybe they were going by a variation of that name. So, I simply looked for the term "larocca." No results were found. It appears to me that this committee is operating illegally. After all, on their website they have the option to make donations. The dollar amount options go as high as $2,600.

 
My next step was to contact the Louisiana Ethics Administration Board. On April 8, 2015 at 5:39 PM, I emailed the Louisiana Ethics Board. On April 10, 2015 at 4:27 PM, I received a response from the Executive Secretary, Deborah S. Grier. She basically stated that they have no information regarding the Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca nor have they been notified that Mr. Nicholas Larocca is collecting funds for a campaign to which he is a candidate. Below is the full email received from Ms. Deborah S. Grier:

Good afternoon, Mr. Hillebran:

 
In response to your inquiry regarding The Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca and Mr. Larocca individually and following a review of our campaign finance database, we have no information with respect to any committee associated with Nicholas Larocca. In addition, we have not been notified that he is collecting funds for an election in which he is a candidate.

 
Deborah S. Grier
Executive Secretary
Louisiana Board of Ethics
P.O. Box 4368 | Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: (225) 219-5600 or 1-800-842-6630
Fax: (225) 381-7271

It seems to me that Mr. Nicholas Larocca is illegally operating his PAC. Considering that Mr. Nicholas Larocca owns the website for the campaign, I’d say that Mr. Nicholas Larocca is responsible for following the appropriate laws in regards to campaigning

 
On April 13, 2015, I submitted my complaint to the Louisiana Ethics Administration Program. With my complaint I submitted the following:

  • A copy of the WHOIS query for laroccaforjudge.com as evidence that Mr. Nicholas Larocca owns the domain in question.
  • A copy of the response I received from Ms. Deborah S. Grier to show that Mr. Nicholas Larocca nor anyone from his "committee" notified the board that he was even running for a public office
  • Screenshots of the top and bottom parts of the donation page on laroccaforjudge.com to show the amounts that’s are being solicited as well as that the donations are part of the solicitation of funds for political campaign (i.e. Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca).

I wanted to ensure that the Louisiana Ethica Board received my complaint. My complaint was sent via certified mail with return receipt. I’m awaitiing the green card, which will have the name and signature of the person signing for the envelope. However, I do know that it was received on Friday, April 16, 2015 at 7:57AM (view USPS tracking)

 
Campaign to Elect Nicholas Larocca Summary

  • The Campaign to Elect Nicholas Larocca appears to have been started by the candidate himself.
  • The website (laroccaforjudge.com) is owned by the candidate, Mr. Nicholas Larocca
  • The only other individual that appear to be associated directly with the "committee" are Jackie Acosta Brown and Ronald J Acosta.
  • The Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca appears to not be legally operating as it, nor Mr. Nicholas Larocca, are registered with the Louisiana Ethics Administration Program.

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Committee to Elect Nicholas Larocca Investigative Report Updates

 
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