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  • Man seeks delay bribery scheme trial

    February 4, 2014 7:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette private investigator who allegedly orchestrated a bribery scheme to get favorable treatment for DWI defendants in the local court system is asking a federal judge to push back his scheduled March 10 trial. Five others, including three former employees of the 15th Judicial District... more »
  • UK: PM's ex-aide, others face bribery charges

    November 20, 2012 6:00 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Officials have charged the British prime minister's former media aide and the ex-chief of Rupert Murdoch's News International with bribery offenses. Britain's Crown Prosecution Service said Tuesday that Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks were among four people being charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.... more »
  • Bribery defendant in Broussard case enters plea

    August 1, 2012 4:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Kenner businessman accused of bribing former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard has pleaded not guilty in federal court in New Orleans. Bill Mack entered the plea Tuesday during his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Knowles III. The Times-Picayune reports Knowles also set Mack's... more »
  • Former corrections officer guilty of bribery

    March 24, 2011 5:46 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La (AP) - A former corrections officer at the federal penitentiary in Pollock has pleaded guilty to bribery and providing prison contraband. Twenty-six-year-old Derrick Stevenson of Moreauville entered his plea on Wednesday. According to testimony at the hearing, Stevenson admitted providing tobacco to a prison inmate for $1,000. Stevenson... more »
  • La. man pleads guilty to bribery plot

    February 18, 2011 9:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe a former New Orleans city official in a kickback scheme involving contracts for the city's crime surveillance program. Prosecutors say 51-year-old Dwaine Hodges helped a businessman, Mark St. Pierre, funnel payoffs to Anthony Jones, who... more »
  • Buying Votes in Mamou

    September 22, 2010 7:53 PM

    Early voting for the October 2nd election is underway, and scandal is following close behind in Mamou. Police arrested and charged Ricky John McGee with six counts of voter bribery. But, these allegations aren't coming as much of a shock to the community. Mamou resident, Donald Lebleu says his... more »
  • Ex-judge gets prison in bribery scheme

    September 9, 2010 9:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former state judge has been sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme to allow inmates to get out of jail without paying any bond money. Sixty-two-year-old Wayne Cresap, who sat in St. Bernard Parish, also was ordered Thursday to... more »
  • Ex-Army Sergeant Charged With Bribery

    August 24, 2010 8:07 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former U.S. Army staff sergeant has been indicted on charges of bribery and theft in an alleged plot to solicit bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan. A three-count indictment was returned Tuesday against 26-year-old Stevan Nathan Ringo, 26, of Marrero, La.... more »
  • Judge: Ex-US Rep. Jefferson won't get new trial

    September 22, 2009 9:03 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Louisiana congressman convicted of corruption has lost his bid for a new trial in federal court. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Va., denied a request by former Rep. William Jefferson on Friday for another trial. Jefferson was convicted Aug. 5 on 11... more »

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