SHREVEPORT — Former Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen made his first appearance in federal court since being indicted last month on theft and conspiracy charges.

The Times reports Deen’s attorney, Marty Stroud, entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client Thursday to the charges of conspiracy to commit federal program theft and federal program theft.

Magistrate Judge Mark L. Hornsby said he would allow Deen to remain free on an unsecured bond but with conditions. The 61-year-old Deen, through Stroud, surrendered his passport, since Hornsby said the former law enforcement officer cannot travel internationally.

Additionally, Hornsby said Deen cannot have


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