Lafayette

Mar 25, 2013 7:56 PM by KATC

Robert Williamson OWI bribery case

The private investigator accused of being the mastermind of the bribery scheme at the 15th Judicial District's has been released on a $50,000 bond, according to our media partner, "The Daily Advertiser."

Robert Williamson, 64, had his first court appearance today. The judge read his charges, which include one count of conspiracy, six counts of bribery for operating a pay-for-plea scheme that garnered favorable treatment for defendants charged with state violations of OWI, and one count of Social Security Fraud for claiming Social Security payments while not reporting income from the bribery scheme. Additionally, Williamson was charged with one count of making false statements to a federal agent.

His arraignment is scheduled for April 2 at 9:30 a.m.

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