PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — The Port Allen City Council has appointed convicted felon and former Police Chief Adrian Genre as the city's new chief administrative officer, effective July 1.

Officials say Barry Brewer, who has overseen the city's operations for more than 30 years, retired from the position on June 11.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/LWeTKQ ) Genre applied for a job as assistant CAO in 2010 during the administration of former Mayor Derek Lewis.

Genre served as Port Allen's police chief for seven years before resigning in 2000 after pleading guilty to perjury in a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the city and its police department.

Genre admitted to lying in a deposition about the department's hiring practices. He was sentenced to serve six months in federal prison.