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 »