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Parish president resigns after being charged in bribery case

5 years ago September 24, 2009 Sep 24, 2009 Thursday, September 24 2009 Thursday, September 24, 2009 9:40:26 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

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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