New charges brought against former JP parish president; parish attorney

New Orleans, La. - A federal grand jury returns new criminal counts against former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard and former parish attorney Tom Wilkinson.

Friday U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced a 27-count superseding endictment involving consipracy, bribery, wire fraud and theft connected to programs receiving federal money.

The indictment charges Broussard and Wilkinson with one additional charge of conpiracy to committ bribery.

Broussard is also charged with 5 additional counts of bribary.

The indictment alleges Broussard created a paralegal supervisor position for his ex-wife, Karen Parker despite the fact she was not qualifed for the position.