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Ex-NOAH director pleads guilty in corruption case


Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former director of a nonprofit housing agency in New Orleans has pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a case that accused her of taking kickbacks from contractors.

Federal prosecutors say they will dismiss related charges against Stacey Jackson, former director of New Orleans Affordable Housing.

The four-count indictment last year also charged her with obstruction of justice, bribery and theft of federal money.

The housing agency was supposed to provide federally-financed house-gutting services after Hurricane Katrina but news reports in 2008 showed that the work was never completed.

U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon scheduled sentencing Oct 16.

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