Saints hire former FBI director to investigate bounty and wiretapping allegations

Louis Freeh (File/AP Photo)
Louis Freeh (File/AP Photo)

New Orleans, La.- Saints owner Tom Benson has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to conduct an investigation into the alleged bounty scandal.

Freeh now runs a private investigative firm and law practice.

Benson has hired Freeh's investigative firm to get to the bottom of the bounty scandal.

He is also expected to investigate wiretapping allegations against Saints general manager Mickey Loomis.

Saints spokesman Greg Bensel released this statement about Benson hiring Freeh:

"Serious allegations have been made about our organization this off-season; we take these allegations very seriously. As a result, we have hired the Freeh Group, founded by former director of the FBI and former federal judge Louis Freeh. Mr. Benson moved quickly to hire them and has spared no expense to get to the bottom of these allegations. We have given the Freeh Group complete access to our team and all of the individuals who have been associated with this news story."

Bensel tells Fox 8 that Freeh has been under contract since April and has been "very positive and proactive".

Freeh headed up the FBI for eight years and is also a friend of former New Orleans field office chief Jim Bernazzani.