Former La. State Senator Wesley Bishop pleads guilty to lying to the federal government

Jim Hanzo
January 21, 2020 - 10:51 am

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A former State Senator has pleaded guilty in Federal Court today.   

Wesley Bishop entered a guilty plea to a single count of making false statements to a federal agency.

The former District 4 Democrat from New Orleans, was accused of lying to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by claiming that certain people were tenants at his rental property after he received a Road Home grant, when in fact they were not.

Federal agents also invetigated Bishop for possible payroll fraud related to his job where he served as associate chancellor at Southern University in New Orleans. 

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