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Don Ames
June 22, 2019 - 10:19 am
Something seems rotten in sections of Jefferson Parish. A foul odor is permeating parts of River Ridge, Waggaman and Harahan and some residents say they've been complaining about it for two years now. Parish officials initially told the public the stench would be gone at the beginning of the year,...
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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
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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July 23, 2018 - 10:56 am
It is threatening an entire community - adults and children. The threat has the police and officials baffled as to what it is - and most importantly - how it can be stopped. The threat is stirring fear among unsuspecting citizens who are just trying to lead their normal lives. And the biggest...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
February 21, 2018 - 11:43 am
The Jefferson Parish Council today took up a package of new laws dealing with short term rentals, Airbnb and other similar lodging. The ordinances include banning people from renting homes, condos and apartments in all residential neighborhoods. They also require property owners to get licenses and...
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