corruption

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Thomas Perumean
May 04, 2019 - 9:08 am
Chris Roberts unexpected exit has cast a shadow over the long time councilman. Details of an FBI investigation into Roberts finances seem to center on a pair of properties owned by Roberts on the Westbank. FBI Agent Lisa Horner, who specializes in public corruption investigations, has asked Parish...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 30, 2019 - 12:11 pm
It seems that no matter how many powerful people get locked up and lose everything, there is no shortage of more people waiting to face the same fate. Chris Roberts is going down after what feels like a lifetime in Jefferson Parish politics. He has watched friends and colleagues around him pay the...
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AP
December 01, 2017 - 10:51 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A former congressman convicted nearly a decade ago on bribery charges after he was famously caught with $90,000 cash stashed in his freezer had his sentence reduced Friday to time served. The resentencing hearing in federal court for William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat,...
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AP
December 01, 2017 - 6:21 am
(AP) -- A former congressman convicted nearly a decade ago on bribery charges is in line to receive a significantly reduced sentence. A resentencing hearing is scheduled Friday in federal court for William Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat. He's served more than five years of a 13-year sentence on...
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Chris Miller
October 05, 2017 - 10:54 am
A federal judge in Virginia has ordered convicted former congressman William Jefferson released from jail. Judge T.S. Ellis threw out seven of the ten charges Jefferson, 70, was convicted on. A December 1 hearing has been set for re-sentencing on the remaining three. A jury convicted Jefferson in...
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July 21, 2017 - 6:36 am
(AP) A former Louisiana sheriff's deputy who was part of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars seized in a drug raid. Karl Emmett Newman, 50, pleaded guilty Thursday to using a firearm during a robbery and to "conversion of property"...
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May 09, 2017 - 9:03 am
(AP) A former Washington Parish fire official has received a suspended sentence after admitting to funneling public funds for personal enrichment. Timothy P. Duncan was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty April 24 to 32 counts of forgery and other charges. The 53-year-old was a member of the...
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April 05, 2017 - 7:52 am
(AP) The former top prosecutor for Washington and St. Tammany parishes learns his fate after being convicted on multiple corruption charges. Walter Reed goes before U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon on Wednesday for sentencing. An independent pre-sentence investigation suggests nine to 111/4 years...
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