GRETNA, La. (AP) — The brother of imprisoned former Congressman Bill Jefferson has surrendered to Jefferson Parish authorities who had a warrant for his arrest on charges of contractor fraud.

Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, says Archie Jefferson surrendered late Wednesday. Earlier, Sheriff Newell Norman said Archie Jefferson was wanted for misapplication of funds and theft for renovation work conducted at a Marrero home raised through the state's Hazard Mitigation Program.

Fortunato says Archie Jefferson would be booked into the parish jail.