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Feb 25, 2013 6:43 PM by Erin Steuber/Dwayne Fatherree

Fifth Guilty Plea in OWI bribery case

Sandra Degeyter, 61, is the second case manager from Acadiana Outreach to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery. It was revealed in court Tuesday that she was part of the conspiracy from 2008, until February 2012, and received more than $5,000 in cash bribes and donations for the non-profit.

According to the bill of information, Degeyter provided false community service certificates for more than 50 people charged with crimes, mainly OWI. After she left Acadiana Outreach in 2009, She began splitting her money with Elaine Crump, another case manager who has already pled guilty to similar charges. Degeyter used Crump's signature on the false documents. Find the bill of information here.

With the guilty plea, Degeyter waived her right to a trial. She could face up to five years in prison or a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for August 8.

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