Jul 22, 2010 8:50 AM by Sharlee Barriere
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - White Castle Police Chief Mario D. Brown
has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge to 11
criminal charges including racketeering, bribery and wire fraud.
A federal indictment issued July 7 alleges that Brown provided
political favors for businessmen promoting Cifer 5000, a conceptual
garbage can cleaning service.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Reidlinger advised Brown Wednesday
that he faces 145 years in prison and fines of up to $2.75 million
No trial date has been set.
After Brown's court appearance, his attorney, John McLindon,
said he is "gearing up" for what could be a lengthy and complex