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Feds ask to delay sentencing for corruption probe key player

Henry Mouton Henry Mouton

New Orleans, La. - A man who admits taking bribes from a landfill owner may have his sentencing postponed.

Federal prosecutors have filed a motion to put off sentencing for Henry Mouton, citing Mouton's "continuing cooperation." He's considered a key witness in the government's River Birch probe.

Mouton, a former Louisiana wildlife official, pleaded guilty last year to charges he took more than $463,000 in payoffs from the landfill company owner's businesses to reward him for his work in trying to keep a rival landfill closed. The landfill company owner is identified only as "co-conspirator 'A'" in Mouton's indictment, but the document says Mouton had touted River Birch.

If the request for a delay is denied, Mouton will face sentencing October 24.

He faces up to five years in prison.


This report includes content from the Associated Press (Copyright 2012; All Rights Reserved).

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