November 20, 2014 5:39 PM
PORT ALLEN - A jury found Monique Kitts and Karl Howard guilty Thursday of conspiring to kill Kitts' husband in West Baton Rouge Parish.
Investigators said Kitts paid Howard $100,000 to kill her husband, Corey Kitts, at their Addis home.
Defense attorneys had argued the state's case was... more »
November 20, 2014 2:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A Hammond man accused of stealing identities to file bogus tax returns was sentenced to more than two year in prison on Thursday morning.
32-year-old Darrell Harland was ordered to pay more than $65,000 in restitution to the I.R.S. and sentenced to 32 months in prison... more »
November 20, 2014 10:07 AM
BATON ROUGE - Federal prosecutors accuse a former office manager at a Baton Rouge electrical engineering firm of embezzling $465,000 from the company. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said Wednesday that 46-yeaer-old Lori Fry was indicted by a federal grand jury on nine counts of wire fraud. Green says the indictment... more »
November 18, 2014 12:05 PM
LOS ANGELES - The parent company and owner of a now-closed Southern California restaurant have pleaded guilty to serving meat from an endangered whale.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Typhoon Restaurant Inc. and owner Brian Vidor each entered guilty pleas Monday to one count of unlawful sale of... more »
October 31, 2014 10:29 AM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says two Bridge City men have been ordered to pay more than $3,000 for illegal red snapper sales in Jefferson Parish. Spokesman Adam Einck says wildlife agents bought a total of 655 pounds of red snapper from 29-year-old Yoan Hernandez... more »
October 22, 2014 11:33 AM
WASHINGTON - A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad. The jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder. The three other three guards - Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and... more »
October 19, 2014 1:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. attorney in New Orleans says a Boston man has pleaded guilty to drug charges brought in both Louisiana and Georgia. Kenneth Polite says 24-year-old Maximo Stiven Bernabel-Pena pleaded guilty Friday to drug conspiracy charges brought in Georgia. He says Bernabel-Pena was among 12 people indicted... more »
October 13, 2014 11:04 AM
LAKE CHARLES - A Lake Charles smoke shop owner is getting his 12,000 smoking pipes back but he can't sell them in Louisiana. The American Press reports that's the plea deal store owner Yossi Galimidi made Friday in district court. Galimidi pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of supplying products... more »
October 11, 2014 11:11 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A 16-year-old charged with fatally shooting a 10th-grade classmate in March has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Donte Veals entered the plea Friday during a pre-trial hearing. New Orleans police say 16-year-old Deion Robair was fatally shot March 19 at a house in the Desire neighborhood. Veals initially... more »
October 10, 2014 3:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A former New Orleans traffic court accountant has been found guilty of 11 counts of stealing from the city. Forty-one-year-old Vandale Thomas was convicted Friday. WWL-TV reported that it took the jury just four hours to reach the verdict on all 11 counts. Charges included theft, money... more »
October 10, 2014 10:48 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Attorney in New Orleans says a Slidell man has pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with a claim he filed related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico BP oil spill. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said in a news release that 55-year-old Darrell Morris pleaded guilty... more »
October 7, 2014 2:44 PM
HOUSTON- A spokeswoman for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's attorney says the NFL player plans to plead not guilty to a child abuse charge during his first court appearance in Texas since his indictment last month. Peterson was scheduled to be in court Wednesday in Conroe, located north of... more »
September 25, 2014 8:33 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say an Abita Springs man charged with running an illegal gambling operation pleaded guilty to transmission of wagering information and money laundering. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's office says 79-year-old Frank Frabbiele ran a gambling operation between January 2008 and April 9, 2014, in which he... more »
September 4, 2014 2:28 PM
RICHMOND, VA - A jury has convicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, of corruption, fraud and bribery, after the couple accepted more than $165,000 of gifts and loans from a businessman. Both Bob and Maureen bowed heads and wept as a chorus of "guilty" kept coming... more »
August 20, 2014 5:56 PM
BATON ROUGE - A former volunteer firefighter pleaded guilty to three counts of simple arson Wednesday.
Beauregard Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Brandon Harris, 26, of Longville, in February after a month-long investigation by the district attorney's office and the state Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
According to court... more »
August 7, 2014 3:50 PM
BATON ROUGE - An attorney accused of receiving child porn over the course of three years pleaded guilty to the charges against him Thursday in Baton Rouge.
Steven Mannear, 62, faced charges from both federal and state authorities in the investigation. A bill of information was filed against him... more »
August 3, 2014 11:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A suspect in the death of New Orleans Police Officer Rodney Thomas has pleaded guilty to his role in covering up the incident. Bill Cager pleaded guilty Friday in criminal court to being an accessory to manslaughter and other counts. Thomas was killed early July 7, 2013.... more »
July 17, 2014 7:33 PM
BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT- A state trooper in Connecticut pleaded guilty to robbing a dying crash victim of cash and jewelry.
Aaron Huntsman admits larceny and tampering with evidence under a law that means he does not agree with the state's case but concedes there is enough evidence to convict him.... more »
June 27, 2014 2:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- A Baton Rouge jury has found a man guilty of second-degree murder for the death of his unborn child.
Frank Atkins shot his estranged wife Kayla in June of 2012.
Kayla was four months pregnant, the baby did not survive.
Sentencing is set for October... more »
June 20, 2014 6:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - A second auditor from the Louisiana Department of Children Family Services has pleaded guilty in a fraud case that bilked the department of thousands in federal funds. U.S. Attorney Walt Green said Friday in a news release that 38-year-old Kaneasha Goston, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty Thursday... more »
May 13, 2014 2:12 PM
ABERDEEN, Miss. - A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty to making ricin and sending letters laced with the poison to President Barack Obama and other officials now wants to withdraw the plea. James Everett Dutschke pleaded guilty in January to sending the tainted letters to Obama as well as Republican... more »
May 13, 2014 11:01 AM
BATON ROUGE - A teen charged as an adult in the murder of another Baton Rouge teen pleaded guilty to the charges against him Tuesday morning.
Branikin Jones admitted in court he killed Daylon Wheeler, who was shot to death on Buttonwood Drive back in November 2011. Jones was... more »
May 8, 2014 10:06 PM
FRANKLIN, La. - A St. Mary Parish jury found a Morgan City man guilty for a murder where the victim's body was found in an ice chest.
The jury found Darby Frickey guilty of the 2nd degree murder of Mark Berthelot after deliberating for less than an hour.
... more »
April 29, 2014 8:09 PM
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A woman admits she killed her neighbor's dog by throwing it into traffic in an argument over a parking spot.
Haniyyah Barnes pleaded guilty to burglarizing her neighbor's house, animal cruelty and theft.
Barnes says she broke into the house, grabbed a two-year-old Shih Tzu... more »
April 17, 2014 5:50 PM
BRUSLY- Former Police Chief, Jamie Whaley, pleaded guilty to a felony malfeasance charge.
Jamie Whaley is sentenced to 18-months supervised probation and $500 in fines. He admits using a town credit-card to put fuel in his personal vehicle and boat. Whaley paid back more than $1,000 and turned in... more »
April 17, 2014 2:59 PM
BRUSLY- Town leaders will appoint an interim police chief next week after the current chief resigned then pleaded guilty to malfeasance charges today.
Chief Jamie Whaley was arrested on malfeasance and theft charges back in January, and admitted to News 2 he'd spent more than a thousand dollars on... more »
April 17, 2014 11:09 AM
PORT ALLEN - Indicted Brusly Police Chief Jamie Whaley pleaded guilty today to malfeasance charges, admitting he used a town gas card to fuel up his personal vehicle and boat.
Whaley was arrested on malfeasance and theft charges back in January, and admitted to News 2 he'd spent more... more »
April 8, 2014 7:25 PM
NEW YORK- A pastor from Miami was convicted in New York for trying to sell faked works of art to an undercover cop.
The works were by art star Damien Hirst. Kevin Sutherland tried to sell two bogus pieces of Hirst's circular "spin" paintings and three fake "spot" prints... more »
April 7, 2014 7:33 PM
TORONTO- A Canadian man was found guilty of killing a female student while her boyfriend watched the murder via webcam in China.
Qian Liu was found dead in her apartment a few hours after her boyfriend in China watched as she tried to fend off an attacker who appeared... more »
April 4, 2014 10:43 AM
VIDALIA - A Monterey man has entered a guilty plea in the killing of a 14-year-old Louisiana black bear. Authorities said the female bear had been killed and burned. A collar that wildlife authorities had placed on the bear had been removed. The Natchez Democrat reports that 24-year-old Duell Moreland... more »
March 31, 2014 11:21 PM
BATON ROUGE- A killer pleaded guilty to his crime, and will spend the next sixty years in prison.
Phillip Carter, 23, was set to stand trial in the murder of Bobby Nelson, 43, in 2012. Nelson, a fuel truck driver, was killed at a gas station in downtown.
... more »
March 13, 2014 7:31 PM
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY- A man from New Jersey got two years probation as his sentence for pleading guilty to making threatening phone calls to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal two-years ago.
Ronnie McMillian of Hawthorne left voice-mail messages to Jindal and other Republicans saying they would "get a bullet in... more »
March 13, 2014 2:58 PM
PRARIEVILLE- A man involved in a three-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish that claimed the life of a Prarieville woman, has been found guilty of vehicular homicide.
In September of 2012, Ashton Claiborne of Gonzales, was traveling behind Carolyn Brouilette and tried to pass her in a no-passing zone. As... more »
February 27, 2014 11:28 PM
BATON ROUGE- A jury convicted a man Thursday night of killing three people more than two years ago.
Courtney Williams was found guilty of killing his ex, Clarissa Cobbing, and Britney Lee along with Josephine Lathers, Lee's grandmother on Progress Street. Another man was wounded during the shooting.
... more »
February 27, 2014 7:25 PM
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA- A white man who tried to hire a Ku Klux Klan hitman to kill his black neighbor is seeking mercy by pleading guilty in Alabama.
Lawyers for Allen Wayne Morgan describe him as troubled and a drug-addicted veteran of the war in Iraq. They say he shouldn't... more »
January 28, 2014 7:46 PM
ATLANTA- A 24-year-old man from Russia who created a computer program to hack bank accounts pleaded guilty to conspiracy and wire fraud charges in federal court.
Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, also known as "Gribodemon" is the main author of SpyEye, a computer program that's a Trojan.
Prosecutors say it... more »
January 17, 2014 3:06 PM
OXFORD, Miss.- A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials. James Everett Dutschke entered the plea Friday during a hearing in U.S. District Court in Oxford, Mississippi. The 42-year-old previously pleaded not guilty and denied sending the letters. He also denied... more »
November 20, 2013 12:23 PM
WASHINGTON - Florida Congressman Henry "Trey" Radel has been sentenced to a year's probation after pleading guilty to cocaine posession.
Radel says he wants to "come out of this stronger" and continue serving his country.
He admitted to agreeing to buy cocaine for $250 from an undercover officer... more »
November 18, 2013 9:01 AM
WINNSBORO- Sharmeka Moffitt, who set herself on fire and afterward claimed she was attacked by three men in white hoodies more than a year ago, pleaded guilty to one count of false swearing and one count of terrorizing in Winnsboro. Moffitt's attorney, Rob Kordish of Rayville, contacted District Attorney Mack... more »
November 4, 2013 2:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - Before a jury could be selected for his trial, a Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to a charge that he threatened to murder former U.S. Attorney Jim Letten and members of Letten's family. 56-year-old Gerald P. Estrade entered the plea Monday before U.S. District Judge James... more »
October 28, 2013 7:45 AM
LIVINGSTON - A 33-year-old Pine Grove man will be sentenced Nov. 12 following his conviction on child molestation charges.
The jury deliberated for about an hour Friday before finding Charles Romero guilty.
Livingston Parish sheriff's detectives arrested Romero in April 2012, on accusations of molesting an 8-year-old girl... more »
October 24, 2013 7:49 AM
BATON ROUGE - A former Baton Rouge film producer has pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud.
Gregory Walker admitted Wednesday he received over $971,000 for bogus Louisiana film tax credits.
The 46-year-old could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison, fined $250,000 and required... more »
October 15, 2013 11:19 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A former manager for Halliburton pleaded guilty to destroying evidence after the 2010 BP oil spill. Anthony Badalamenti's guilty plea in U.S District Court today comes with a maximum sentence of 1 year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
Sentencing will take place in January. Badalamenti... more »
October 9, 2013 11:48 AM
LIVINGSTON - Sentencing has been set for December for a Livingston Parish man recently convicted of exploiting an elderly woman with dementia.
A jury found 43-year-old Gary Gorman guilty of exploitation of the infirmed on Oct. 1. Prosecutors said Gorman took advantage of a 75-year-old woman by making her... more »
October 2, 2013 11:41 AM
SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport man has been found guilty of murder in the shooting of three brothers over an X-Box gaming system.
A Caddo Parish jury deliberated about an hour Tuesday before finding Marcus Donte Reed guilty on 3 counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 18-year-old Jarquis... more »
September 6, 2013 2:18 PM
FALL RIVER, Mass.- Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges following his indictment in the killing of a friend authorities say was shot five times in an industrial park. Hernandez spoke for himself at the brief arraignment Friday afternoon in... more »
August 22, 2013 4:31 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Trevor Reese was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence. Reese had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2010 killing of 8-year-old Jackson Attuso. Attuso's throat was slashed on a recreational trail in West Feliciana Parish.... more »
August 19, 2013 3:26 PM
GRETNA - Freshman LSU defensive back Rickey Jefferson has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and has been sentenced to two years' probation in connection with his arrest along a Mardi Gras parade route in Metairie last February. The 18-year-old Jefferson, whose older brother is former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, Monday... more »
August 16, 2013 2:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and has been sentenced to four years in prison in connection with a drug raid that ended in the death of a 20-year-old unarmed man. The plea from Officer Joshua Colclough was accepted Friday in New Orleans criminal court.... more »
August 12, 2013 1:13 PM
BOSTON - Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger has been convicted in a string of 11 killings and other underworld crimes. The 83-year-old Bulger faces life in prison after being convicted Monday of committing or playing a role in the killings during the 1970s and '80s while he led... more »
August 9, 2013 11:05 AM
BATON ROUGE - A judge found the woman accused of killing five people in a road rage wreck guilty of negligent homicide in a bench trial today in Baton Rouge.
Judge Trudy White found Kelsye Hall guilty of five counts of negligent homicide in the 2011 wreck on I-10.... more »
August 3, 2013 10:29 AM
SAO PAULO - A jury has found 25 Brazilian police officers guilty of killing 52 inmates during the 1992 riot at Sao Paulo's Carandiru prison. Judge Rodrigo Tellini de Aguirre Camargo sentenced each of those convicted early Saturday to prison terms of 624 years, though no one can serve more... more »
July 30, 2013 2:00 PM
FORT MEADE, Md. - Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning has been acquitted of the most serious charge against him -- aiding the enemy -- a charge that carried a potential life sentence. But he still faces up to 136 years in prison at a sentencing hearing that begins... more »
July 19, 2013 5:52 PM
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge mother has been placed on probation for four years after pleading guilty to negligent homicide in the bathtub drowning of her 11-month-old daughter. The Advocate reports state District Judge Louis R. Daniel on Friday sentenced 23-year-old LaShay R. Bradley to five years in jail... more »
July 16, 2013 2:52 PM
SAVANNAH, Ga.- A New York man has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to extort embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen. Federal court documents show Thomas George Paculis of Newfield, N.Y., appeared in Chatham County Superior Court on Tuesday morning to enter his not guilty plea. An indictment filed July... more »
July 10, 2013 2:55 PM
BOSTON- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has pleaded not guilty to 30 counts including use of a weapon of mass destruction to kill. He entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Boston.
Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to pursue the death penalty for the 19-year-old... more »
June 27, 2013 7:24 PM
ESCANABA, MICHIGAN- A mom and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to abusing her 15-year-old son who was kept inside a house in a makeshift room and tortured and abused for four-years. The boy was a prisoner in his house and rarely left a room made from tarps. He was rescued in... more »
June 14, 2013 2:05 PM
LIVINGSTON - A jury found former Livingston Parish fire chief Franklin Dale Church guilty on all charges today.
Church was accused of nine counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
Prosecutors presented graphic recorded testimony yesterday from the 13-year-old victim, who said Church would put her in a... more »
June 5, 2013 11:38 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The president and owner of Houma-based Cenac Towing has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Elections Commission in connection with illegal campaign contributions he made to Louisiana's two U.S. senators. Federal prosecutors in New Orleans charged 57-year-old Arlen "Benny" Cenac Jr., of Houma, last... more »
June 5, 2013 11:24 AM
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The American soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids on two villages last year has pleaded guilty to avoid the death penalty. Staff Sgt. Robert Bales entered the plea Wednesday in a military courtroom to multiple counts of premeditated murder and other... more »
May 13, 2013 2:35 PM
PHILADELPHIA- A Philadelphia doctor accused of performing illegal, late-term abortions in a filthy clinic has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths of three babies born alive.
He was acquitted in the death of a fourth baby.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell was also found guilty of involuntary... more »
May 2, 2013 12:03 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to capital murder, admitting that he slit his 2-year-old son's throat to avoid paying $4,000 in overdue child support. The Times-Picayune reports Danny Platt was sentenced to life in prison Thursday. The only promise prosecutor Robert Moore made him... more »
May 1, 2013 4:07 PM
NEW ORLEANS - William "Billy" Bretherton's attorney says the star of the A&E reality TV show "Billy the Exterminator" has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of possessing synthetic marijuana. Allyn Stroud says Bretherton was put on probation for a year and prosecutors dropped charges against his wife. Billy and... more »
April 15, 2013 3:24 PM
BATON ROUGE - The man accused of calling in a bomb threat to LSU entered his plea in a Baton Rouge courtroom Monday.
William Bouvay pleaded guilty to charges of communicating of false information of a planned bombing on school property and habitual offender.
Bouvay made the call... more »
April 9, 2013 9:34 AM
BATON ROUGE - A 24-year-old Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the 2009 shooting death of his first cousin. Rodriquez Wynn was scheduled to stand trial Monday on a second-degree murder charge in the slaying of 19-year-old Rondo Putman in Scotlandville. Prosecutor David deBlieux said Wynn pleaded... more »
March 28, 2013 7:32 PM
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK- An investigation led to a guilty plea by a former media director of Syracuse University's athletics department for secretly videotaping football players and other male athletes in locker rooms. Roger Springfield admitted to one count of unlawful surveillance and will get 10 years probation. He's a former... more »
March 14, 2013 2:16 PM
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Trevor Reese, the teen accused of killing an 8-year-old boy almost three years ago, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges today after he dropped his insanity defense.
Reese was scheduled to go to trial Monday on first-degree murder charges. A date for a sentencing hearing has... more »
March 11, 2013 7:27 PM
TRENTON, N.J.- A New Jersey state trooper pleaded guilty to altering the license plate on his patrol car to cover up his role in escorting a caravan of sports cars doing 100 miles per hour. A second trooper in the case is trying to enroll in a pretrial intervention program... more »
March 1, 2013 8:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS- A 42-year-old New Orleans man has been convicted of battery for pouring boiling grits on his wife, then hitting her in the head with the pot. The Times-Picayune reports Arthur Porter was found guilty of aggravated second-degree battery, for the grits, and simple battery, for the beating with... more »
February 20, 2013 2:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has pleaded not guilty to charges he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities in exchange for helping contractors secure millions of dollars in work for the city.
A 21-count indictment last month accuses Nagin of accepting more than $200,000 in... more »
February 17, 2013 10:32 AM
MONROE - A change of plea hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a man charged in Louisiana with trying use a fraudulent Social Security number to obtain a drivers license and identification documents. William Lyman Agnew is scheduled to charge his plea to guilty in U.S. District Court in Monroe. He... more »
February 7, 2013 7:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - An 18-year-old from Baker has admitted his involvement in a January 2012 shooting outside the Mall of Louisiana that injured two teenage bystanders. Michael L. Burrell pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder and was sentenced to two years... more »
February 7, 2013 6:40 AM
NEW YORK - A 21-year-old Bangladesh native accused of trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York is expected to plead guilty to charges stemming from the plot. A plea hearing in federal court in Brooklyn is scheduled on Thursday for Quazi Nafis. He was charged in... more »
January 31, 2013 7:29 PM
Country singer Randy Travis pleaded guilty to drunk driving in a case from last summer where he was found naked after he crashed in Texas. He got two years of probation, fined $2,000 and must spend time in an alcohol treatment center. He could have gotten a year in jail... more »
January 31, 2013 11:26 AM
BATON ROUGE - James M. Bernhard III has pleaded guilty in Baton Rouge federal court to one count of wire fraud and admitted that he schemed to divert over $453,000 of his former law firm's money to his personal use. The Advocate reports Bernhard told Chief U.S. District Judge Brian... more »
January 14, 2013 9:03 AM
LAKE CHARLES - A former state court judge has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft in 14th Judicial District Court.
62-year-old Greg Lyons of Lake Charles faced 13 counts, but pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of theft over $500 and was sentenced to five years' probation and... more »
January 8, 2013 7:26 PM
A former beauty queen who was one of the highest profile participants in the Vancouver, Canada Stanley Cup riots in 2011 pleaded guilty for her role. Sophie Laboissooiere took part in the riot after the Vancouver Canucks lost in the National Hockey League final. She was not in court when... more »
January 3, 2013 12:47 PM
JACKSON, Miss. - A sixth man has pleaded guilty in connection with racially motivated attacks by young whites against blacks in Jackson. Joseph Paul Dominick, 21, of Brandon pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit a hate crime. He faces up to five years in prison. U.S. District Judge Carlton... more »
December 10, 2012 4:27 PM
CLINTON- Brett Gerald changed his "not guilty" plea to a "guilty" plea moments before his trial was scheduled to begin in East Feliciana Parish today.
It happened in front of a packed courtroom. Family members of seven victims who were killed during the May drunk driving crash were in... more »
December 10, 2012 9:51 AM
CLINTON - Brett Gerald pleaded guilty to seven counts of vehicular homicide Monday morning.
Gerald's sentence will be determined on March 12. A pre-sentence investigation and report is being conducted.
He faces a minimum of five years for each count.
No reduction in charges or plea bargain... more »
December 7, 2012 12:35 PM
BATON ROUGE - Officials say an investigation by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services' Fraud and Recovery Unit has led to two women pleading guilty to receiving nearly $30,000 in ineligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Officials say Katrina Howard of Winnsboro illegally obtained benefits from April 2008... more »
December 5, 2012 12:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A businessman charged with plotting to bribe an unidentified former New Orleans public official has pleaded guilty. Rodney Williams entered the plea Wednesday to bribery conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court. Court papers don't name the city official, but his tenure matches former Mayor Ray Nagin's term... more »
December 4, 2012 10:24 AM
ABBEVILLE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a Vermilion Parish jury has found a former Delcambre police officer guilty of sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping. Caldwell said in a news release Tuesday that Friday's conviction of 53-year-old Ernest Billiot stemmed from a 2008 incident in which Billiot abused his... more »
November 30, 2012 3:28 PM
BELLE CHASSE - Two men have pleaded guilty to a Louisiana fishing violation after authorities said fins from hundreds of sharks were found aboard their vessel. Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 37-year-old Rick Nguyen of Buras and 29-year-old Hung Anh Tiet of Dallas pleaded guilty Thursday to concealing... more »
November 15, 2012 4:38 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans trombonist Glen David Andrews has pleaded guilty to domestic violence by strangulation and aggravated assault. The Times-Picayune reports the 32-year-old Andrews entered the plea Thursday to charges stemming from physical confrontations in April and May involving a 33-year-old woman the musician dated on and off.... more »
October 23, 2012 11:30 AM
BATON ROUGE - Two people entered guilty pleas today in Baton Rouge in connection with the killing of a man who was later found dumped in Livingston Parish a year ago.
Jean Paul Creppel, 34, and Danielle Palermo, 26, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and armed robbery charges in the... more »
October 17, 2012 5:22 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 25-year-old Houma man arrested for alleged oyster and boating violations has pleaded guilty to 18 earlier charges. Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division spokesman Adam Einck says Danny T. Billiot Jr. was sentenced to six months in jail and... more »
September 25, 2012 10:19 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Aaron Broussard, who rode a populist wave to power as president of Jefferson Parish, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal corruption charges.
The pleas to conspiracy and theft charges resolve a case in which prosecutors charged Broussard abused his power as president of the New Orleans suburb.... more »