Lafayette Business Family Member Accused of Sexual Battery
Ismail Balbeisi, a member of the Balbeisi family, has been arrested on one count of sexual battery.
He has been released on a $15,000.00 bond. Police have not released yet the details and circumstances surrounding Balbeisi's arrest.
The Balbeisi Restaurant Group owns and operates Acadiana restaurants, including Zeus and Agave.
Nidal Balbeisi, owner of the company, told our news partners at KATC his brother is not an owner or employee of his companies.
"This unfortunate allegation is a situation that my brother will have to deal with," Nidal Balbeisi said. "However, he is not an owner of any of my companies and this has nothing to do with my businesses."
We'll provide more information as it becomes available.