DHH director pleads guilty for kickbacks and money laundering scheme
BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry says the DHH director accused of laundering $100,000 from state and local organizations pleaded guilty Wednesday.
Landry said Curtis Mack pleaded guilty to felony charges of malfeasance in office and money laundering.
“His guilty plea highlights our office’s commitment to bringing those who violate the public’s trust to justice,” Landry said.
Mack was arrested with two others in March for using a scheme to get kickbacks from grant recipients and launder the money. Landry says Mack used unwitting Social Security representative payees to funnel grant funds to his independent living residences.
Judge Trudy White sentenced Mack to one year of active supervised probation and 24 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution to the Department of Health and Hospitals.
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