Ex-Jefferson Parish president reports to prison
NEW ORLEANS - Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard has started serving a prison sentence of nearly four years for his role in a bribery plot and payroll fraud scheme.
A spokesman for the federal Bureau of Prisons said Broussard reported Monday to the low-security facility at a prison in Butner, N.C.
Broussard was sentenced in February to 46 months in prison. He pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy and theft charges.
Broussard was charged with plotting to secure a lucrative parish job for his former wife, Karen Parker. Prosecutors say Parker was paid $323,000 over six years for a job she wasn't qualified to hold and never performed.
Broussard also pleaded guilty to accepting payoffs to steer parish work to the owner of a telecommunications equipment and services company.