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Fired OPP official appears in court

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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.

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