Feb 25, 2013 9:17 AM by AP

Fifth person charged in Lafayette bribery scheme

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Attorney's Office has charged another person in a bribery investigation into the Lafayette Parish court system that has expanded to include former employees of the Acadiana Outreach Center.

According to a federal court document filed Friday, Sandra Degeyter, who worked at the center until October 2009, faces one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.

The Advocate reports ( ) a bill of information charged Degeyter with conspiring with Elaine Crump, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to one count of misprision of a felony for not reporting the scheme she was involved in.

Both Degeyter and Crump were case workers at AOC.

The alleged scheme involved Degeyter signing documents that verified clients of AOC had completed court-ordered community service work when they had not.


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