NEW ORLEANS - A Slidell businessman who pleaded guilty to taking kickbacks from a subcontractor on a military construction project in Afghanistan has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison. Elton McCabe III pleaded guilty in May to a conspiracy charge. McCabe worked in Afghanistan for an American company... more »
NEW ORLEANS - A former high-ranking employee of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has been sentenced to five years in prison for coordinating a bid-rigging and kickback scheme with contractors. Federal prosecutors say John Sens, who pleaded guilty and is cooperating in an ongoing probe of Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin... more »
NEW ORLEANS - Two businessmen have been charged with engaging in a kickback scheme involving a Hurricane Katrina debris removal contract administered by the Army Corps of Engineers. A one-count indictment Thursday charges 51-year-old Anthony Penn, of New Orleans, and 52-year-old Kenneth Johnson Sr., of Atlanta, with conspiring to defraud... more »
BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has set a new trial date for a businessman charged with participating in a kickback scheme involving contracts for New Orleans' crime surveillance program. Mark St. Pierre was scheduled to be tried in February on charges that include conspiracy, wire fraud, bribery and money... more »
The East Baton Rouge Parish official accused of receiving gifts in exchange for rewarding a no-bid contract for crime cameras has been put on administrative leave.
Mayor-President Kip Holden's office put out a press release saying he had accepted the retirement of Don Evans, the city-parish Director of Information... more »