Former State Rep. To Plead Guilty To Tax Fraud
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Court documents show former State Rep. Girod Jackson III, who resigned his seat after being charged with tax fraud involving his bankrupt construction company, will plead guilty in federal court next month.
Jackson was charged in August with making fraudulent statements on a tax return and failure to file tax returns. At his initial arraignment earlier this month, Jackson pleaded not guilty.
The Times-Picayune reports Jackson had indicated he would not fight the government's charges. He is set to be re-arraigned before U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo on Oct. 10.