Judge Refuses To Dismiss Theft, Fraud Charges Against Former Insurance Executive
A judge has rejected an attempt to have criminal charges dismissed in a case against the former chief executive of Louisiana's insurance company of last resort.

Terry Lisotta, former CEO of Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., tried to get the theft and fraud charges dismissed on grounds that the case was filed in the wrong jurisdiction. State District Judge Richard Anderson rejected that motion on Tuesday without explanation.

The judge set a trial date of March 22 for Lisotta.

Lisotta has pleaded not guilty to 14 counts of theft. He's accused of improperly spending about $30,000 of the state-backed firm's money.