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Former New Orleans tax assessor Betty Jefferson dies

New Orleans, La. - Former New Orleans tax assessor Betty Jefferson has died, according to a family spokesperson.

She died Sunday night at the age of 74.      

Betty Jefferson and her daughter pleaded guilty in federal court.

They admitted to using various political offices and non-profits to steal hundreds of thousands of tax dollars and used it for their personal use over a seven year period.
   
Their pleas in federal court was another key point in the crumbling of the once powerful political Jefferson family.
   
She's survived by three siblings including former congressman William Jefferson.

 

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