A former high-ranking Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office employee
pled not guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit bribery.
As John Sens left federal court, he and his attorney refused
to take questions. But attorney Brian Capitelli
did say his client will plead guilty at a re-arraignment on Wednesday, confirming
that Sens is cooperating with federal prosecutors.
Sens and another former employee, Gerard Hoffman, were named
in bills of information last month. They are accused of conspiring with two
businessmen, who have not been named, to rig the bid process so those
businessmen would be named contractors for various projects, in exchange for
thousands of dollars in cash and gifts.
Bills of information typically indicate the person named is
cooperating with the government.
Thursday, April 24 2014 5:41 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:41:16 GMT
Officials say a body has been found in the Dutch Bayou in St. John the Baptist Parish Wednesday afternoon.The St. John Coroner's Office has been called to the scene to collect the body that was found inmore>>
Officials said a body was found in a bayou in St. John the Baptist Parish on Wednesday. The victim's name was not released and the cause of death is unknown. more>>
Thursday, April 24 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:49:46 GMT
According to WTVA, an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Lowndes County toddler. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says they are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus. Officialsmore>>
Georgia officials believe suspects in the Mississippi Amber Alert case may be in southwest Georgia. Cook County, GA investigators have been actively searching the Lenox area for the suspects. Officials confirmed a heavy presence of law enforcement in that area Wednesday night.more>>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:26:16 GMT
A music teacher from Monroe accused of inappropriately touching two students was scheduled to make a court appearance Wednesday.Bruce Connery, 68, was set for an arraignment in Bridgeport.Police said themore>>
A music teacher from Monroe, who is accused of inappropriately touching two students, blamed his behavior on being Italian, according to court records.more>>