Feb 25, 2013 8:48 AM by AP/CS

Sentencing for former Jefferson Parish president

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard, his ex-wife, Karen Parker, and former parish attorney Tom Wilkinson are scheduled for sentencing on federal corruption charges in a payroll fraud scheme.

The hearing is Monday before U.S. District Judge Hayden Head.

Broussard also admitted taking kickbacks from a parish contractor.

Prosecutors have asked Head to reduce his prison time for letting them avoid trial preparation by telling them early that he would plead guilty.

They've also said he should have to forfeit $280,200 in cash. That includes $160,400 paid in salary and benefits to Parker, $53,800 in salary and benefits for Wilkinson, and $66,000 from Kenner businessman William Mack.

They and Broussard's chief administrative officer, Tim Whitmer, pleaded guilty.

Mack and Whitmer are to be sentenced later, by different judges.


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