Chris Roberts

Chris Miller
May 21, 2019 - 11:15 am
Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts is free on an unsecured $50,000 bond after pleading not guilty to 29 counts of fraud and tax evasion alleged in a federal indictment. Roberts' lawyer says the charges are not related to his clients work on the parish council. Even so, the penalties...
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Chris Miller
May 20, 2019 - 2:45 pm
Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts pleaded not guilty today to 29 federal charges against him. Federal prosecutors charged Roberts in a 32-page indictment accusing him of fraud and tax evasion. Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts pleaded “not guilty” to tax evasion and...
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Chris Miller
May 20, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts' first court appearance is set for later this afternoon. He is accused in a 32-page indictment of 29 counts involving fraud and tax evasion. Roberts today released a statement that reads: "The greatest honor I had was representing the people for 21...
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Chris Miller
May 09, 2019 - 3:18 pm
Federal prosecutors have brought criminal charges against former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts. A grand jury issued a 29-count indictment on charges of wire fraud and tax evasion. Investigators have spent two years looking into the former councilman's finances. Roberts abruptly resigned...
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Chris Miller
May 08, 2019 - 9:03 am
The Jefferson Parish Council meets today, for the first time in 14 years without Chris Roberts on the panel. Council members will have some housekeeping business to take care of. Roberts was president of the council. His departure means the other at-large council member, Cynthia Lee Sheng, will...
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Jim Hanzo
May 07, 2019 - 5:30 pm
Who will take former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts' place in Jefferson Parish? The spot is now narrowed down to one. Keith Conley, former Parish C.O.O., was nominated and is the only candidate still being considered. If Conley does take Roberts spot on the parish council, he will not be...
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Chris Miller
April 30, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Former Jefferson Parish Councilmember Chris Roberts took to social media today to post a farewell to public service, a day after his abrupt resignation from the council. He said it was his "greatest honor" to serve "the people of Jefferson Parish" but "it is time for me to focus on my personal well...
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David Blake
April 30, 2019 - 12:42 pm
A federal investigation continues to swirl around now former Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts. He was the council's longest serving member up until yesterday evening, and is apparently cooperating with federal prosecutors. Roberts has been described as a political powerhouse on the...
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Chris Miller
April 29, 2019 - 3:29 pm
Long-time Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts is resigning from the council at the end of business today. It comes amid a federal investigation. Sources indicated the feds gave Roberts until today to quit as part of a plea bargain, but his attorney would only confirm the resignation. He would...
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