Fmr. St. John Parish president sentenced
NEW ORLEANS- Fmr. St. John Parish President William "Bill" Hubbard was sentenced in federal court to 42 months in prison for conspiracy to solicit and receive bribes.
Hubbard was ordered to pay a $50,000 fine, serve three years supervised release and to perform 250 hours of community service to St. John Parish.
Hubbard pleaded guilty on September 25, 2009 to entering into contracts for professional services on behalf of St. John Parish. He admitted that he solicited $20,000 in bribes from three vendors who either had contracts or were seeking contracts.
He also admitted that he used money to help purchase a Toyota Camry for his 31 year old female friend, with whom he was having a sexual relationship.
The case was investigated by the FBI.