NEW ORLEANS — A state grant was allegedly not used for the right purpose.

The State of Louisiana Division of Administration's Office of Community Development-Disaster Recovery Unit filed a lawsuit on Sept. 28 in Orleans Parish Civil District Court against Phillip Isaac Barnes, alleging an open account.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is seeking payment of sums due, claiming that the defendant did not use the funds for the purpose that they were meant for. The defendant was allegedly given a government grant for the balance of $150,000 in order to make improvements to his property. The defendant has allegedly failed to use the money for the right purpose and allegedly has not paid the plaintiff back.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and appropriate relief. The plaintiff is represented by attorney John C. Walsh of Shows, Cali & Walsh LLP in Baton Rouge.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robin M. Giarrusso.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court case number 2017-9333.

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