Walter Guillory, the former director of both the Lafayette and Opelousas Housing Authorities, has pleaded guilty to receiving bribes while he was at the helm of both of the agencies.

Guillory also admitted his part in a conspiracy to help a certain contractor get the winning bids for contracts.

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Guillory, from Lafayette, entered his plea before U.S. Disrict Judge Elizabeth Foote.

The U.S. Attorney's office says Guillory would seek out donations from vendors for a baseball team he sponsored while heading up the organizations.  The vendors were then to make yearly donations in order to get contracts and business from the housing authorities.

Guillory received more than $100,000 in bribes in a four year period.

Guillory also admitted his guilt in a conspiracy with others to go around bid laws so that one company in Opelousas would benefit from multiple construction contracts.

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