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Man accused of spitting in Louisiana mayor’s face pleads

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A man who faced public intimidation charges for allegedly spitting in the face of a Louisiana mayor has agreed to a deal that bars him from Town Hall except for public meetings.

Abita Springs Mayor Greg Lemons says negotiations have been ongoing between Raymond Pasqua’s attorney and the state Attorney General’s Office to resolve the case. The Advocate reports Pasqua was charged last year with a felony count of public intimidation after allegedly spitting in Lemons’ face twice after being asked to leave Town Hall. That charge was reduced to misdemeanor simple battery in March.

The terms of the deal were laid out before state District Judge Peter Garcia on Friday.
Lemons says if Pasqua has any other business with Town Hall, a lawyer must be sent in his place.