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Jury convicts former drug agent on 7 corruption counts

3 years 5 months 4 days ago Wednesday, August 28 2019 Aug 28, 2019 August 28, 2019 5:20 AM August 28, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury has convicted a former drug agent on seven corruption counts.

The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports Chad Scott faced charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and falsification of government records stemming from his actions leading a drug task force that patrolled the Interstate 12 corridor.

Tuesday's verdict capped a seven-day trial, the second for Scott. Scott's first trial on the same charges ended in a mistrial when jurors could not reach a verdict on any of the seven counts.

The jury of six men and six women in U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo's court deliberated less than two hours before reaching a verdict.

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