Parish president resigns after being charged in bribery case

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Posted: Sep 24, 2009 10:40 AM by Kelly Spell
Updated: Sep 24, 2009 11:59 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: St. John Parish, William Hubbard, bribe, resign, charged, federal investigation

The president of St. John the Baptist Parish resigned Thursday after he was charged in a federal bribery case.

William J. Hubbard is accused of soliciting checks totalling $20,000 from three vendors who had contracts with the parish. The money was apparently was to be used for Hubbard to buy a new car.

He is named in a bill of information made public Thursday. The document was filed under seal in federal court late last month.

A plea hearing is scheduled for Friday.

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