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Former Port Allen police chief learns his fate in fed court

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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 10:13 AM by Romni DiJohn
Updated: Mar 14, 2012 10:15 AM
Source: WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE - Former Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith will be sentenced today in Judge Jackson's courtroom after a federal jury found him guilty on all counts against him in his federal corruption trial back in October 2011.

Smith was found guilty on counts including racketeering, wire fraud and mail fraud.

He had been accused of doing favors for FBI informants posing as corrupt businessmen, including fixing parking tickets and providing them with police badges.

Former St. Gabriel Mayor George Grace was just recently found guilty on 7 of 13 counts in his federal corruption trial resulting from the same FBI sting, "Operation: Blighted Officials".

Other local politicians were also convicted as a result of the sting.

Stay with News 2 for updates throughout the day and News 2's Sarah Rosario will have the full report on News 2 at 5 p.m.

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