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Aaron Broussard moved from prison to halfway house

Aaron Broussard (Source: Wikipedia) Aaron Broussard (Source: Wikipedia)

Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard has been moved from a federal prison in Pensacola., Fla., to a halfway house near Dallas. That's where he's expected to serve the remaining six months of his federal sentence on charges of political corruption.  The U.S. Bureau of Prison's website shows he is now assigned to a "residential reentry management center" in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Broussard is serving a 46 month sentence after his 2012 conviction for bribery and a payroll fraud scheme.  After his sentencing, Broussard said he took full responsibility for his actions. "I apologize for disgracing my office," Broussard said after receiving his sentence in 2013.  "I apologize for disgracing the government I served. The people that elected me, trusted me to do my best and not my worst."

 Broussard,  once the most powerful man in Jefferson Parish, pled guilty to creating a paralegal supervisor position for his then wife, Karen Parker in Jefferson Parish. Parker wasn't qualified for the job.

Broussard also pleaded guilty to giving salary increases to people in parish government, such as former parish attorney Tom Wilkinson, who helped him create the paralegal position and keep Parker on the payroll. He also admitted to accepting bribes from a businessman in exchange for parish work.

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