Jack Strain

WWL Newsroom
September 10, 2019 - 3:16 pm
Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain entered a not guilty plea in federal court in New Orleans Tuesday. A grand jury charged Strain with taking bribes and committing wire fraud. The former sheriff faces sentences of five to 20 years in jail for each count. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern...
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Chris Miller
September 10, 2019 - 10:46 am
Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain is due in federal court in New Orleans Tuesday to enter a plea on a 16-count indictment. A grand jury charged Strain with taking bribes and committing wire fraud. The former sheriff faces sentences of five to 20 years in jail for each count. The U.S...
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Thomas Perumean
August 30, 2019 - 7:57 am
The Sheriff of St. Tammany Parish issued a statement Thursday on the heels of his predecessor being indicted on 16 federal corruption charges stemming from alleged schemes with the operators of St. Tammany Workforce Solutions. Smith admits before taking office he was contacted by the FBI asking for...
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July 02, 2019 - 4:50 pm
The arraignment of former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain has been pushed back to August 15 by a judge today. The decision to delay came because Strain's lead attorney will be out of town on "previously scheduled travel." Today, Judge Edward “Jimmy” Gaidry agreed to a request from Strain's attorney...
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Chris Miller
June 14, 2019 - 1:25 pm
Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain posted bail and walked out of jail today. Strain had little to say as he walked into a waiting vehicle and left the scene. "There will be plenty of comments, but not today," said Strain as he passed cameras and microphones. "There's a time for that, and...
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Chris Miller
June 12, 2019 - 7:55 am
After 20 years as St. Tammany Parish's sheriff, Jack Strain today woke up in a cell in the St. Tammany Parish jail. Facing three counts of aggravated rape, and one each of incest, sexual battery, and indecent behavior with a juvenile, Strain is in serious legal trouble -- the rape charges carry a...
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Chris Miller
June 11, 2019 - 9:48 pm
Tim Lentz, former Chief Deputy of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office and a candidate for St. Tammany Sheriff this fall, responded Tuesday evening to the charges against former sheriff Jack Strain, and the comments about it made by current sheriff Randy Smith. "The law enforcement community has...
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Chris Miller
June 11, 2019 - 1:22 pm
Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain was arrested and booked today on charges of rape and incest. Allegations against Strain of sex crimes first surfaced late last year. The claims arose amid a federal probe of corruption in a work-release program. The sex crime claims have been overseen by...
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Chris Miller
February 27, 2019 - 3:26 pm
Two former captains in the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office admitted guilt today to funneling kickbacks to Jack Strain, when Strain was sheriff, according to WWL-TV and New Orleans Advocate reports. David Hanson Sr. and Clifford Keen pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit wire...
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Don Ames
February 09, 2019 - 1:49 pm
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Randy Smith plans to formally announce his decision to seek re-election Monday. Smith intends to seek a second term as the parish’s top cop. The announcement will be made Monday evening in Slidell. The 54-year-old Smith defeated five-term Sheriff Jack Strain in November...
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