Kenner business man sentenced in bribery case
NEW ORLEANS - A Kenner telecommunications contractor and the last defendant in the four-year investigation of Jefferson Parish political corruption, has been sentenced.
U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown sentenced Bill Mack on Thursday to 20 months for conspiring to bribe Parish President Aaron Broussard.
Mack admitted paying Broussard $66,000 for help in getting parish contracts.
The Times-Picayune reports the sentencing came as part of a plea agreement that Mack struck with federal prosecutors. They secured guilty pleas from Broussard, chief administrative officer Tim Whitmer, parish attorney Tom Wilkinson and Broussard's ex-wife, Karen Parker.
Broussard, who resigned in 2010, is serving three years, 10 months in federal prison. Whitmer and Wilkinson, who also resigned that year, and Parker, are serving probation.