Count Leudastis was a personal enemy to Gregory of Tours. He did him many wrongs, which are impossible to enumerate, and hence, Gregory describes only the most grievous offence.
Igitur post multa mala quae in me meisque intulit, post multas direptiones rerum ecclesiasticarum, adiuncto sibi Riculfo presbitero simili malitia perverso, ad hoc erupit, ut diceret, me crimen in Fredegundem reginam dixisse.
Count Leudastis had yet another accomplice named Riculfus. He served as a subdeacon in Tours. For his actions against Gregory, he was promised to be given the office of archdeacon.
Sed Riculfus presbiter, qui iam promissionem de episcopatu a Leudaste habebat, in tantum elatus fuerat, ut magi Simonis superbia aequaretur. Qui tertio aut eo amplius mihi sacramentum super sepulchrum sancti Martini dederat, in die sexta paschae in tantum me conviciis et sputis egit, ut vix manibus temperaret, fidus scilicet doli quem praeparaverat.
Indeed, the next day, Archdeacon Plato of Tours and a certain Galienus, the alleged witnesses to Gregory's crime, were put in chains and brought before Queen Fredegundis.
(ed. Krusch 1937: 259)