Attorney: Former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard To Plead Guilty In Corruption Case
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney for former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard says Broussard will plead guilty Tuesday to two charges in a corruption case.
Broussard, 62, was parish president from 2004 to 2010.
A 27-count indictment charged him and former parish attorney Tom Wilkinson with conspiracy, bribery, wire fraud and theft.
Last week, federal prosecutors reduced charges against Wilkinson.
Broussard’s attorney, Robert Jenkins, had no further comment after announcing the intent to enter the pleas during proceedings Monday in U.S. District Court.
Broussard and Wilkinson were charged with conspiring to fraudulently award a lucrative parish job to Broussard’s ex-wife, Karen Parker. Parker had the job title of paralegal supervisor and was paid more than $323,000 over six years though prosecutors say she wasn’t qualified for the position and wasn’t performing paralegal duties.