Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne's resignation is part of a plea deal involving two of five criminal charges he faced.
Prosecutors say Payne pleaded no contest on Monday to two counts of malfeasance in office.
Payne admitted to asking a woman for sex in exchange for dismissing charges against her boyfriend.
He also admitted he asked the sheriff to cover up an investigation into the claims against him.
Payne received a three-year suspended sentence for each count, and his resignation followed on Monday.
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