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Fri May 27, 2011
Mark St. Pierre Guilty On All Counts In Bribery Scheme
By Eileen Fleming
New Orleans, La. – St. Pierre was convicted of bribery, conspiracy and money laundering in a shell game of companies connected to the city's technology department. Prosecutors say he funneled money to former city technology directors Greg Meffert and Anthony Jones during the administration of former Mayor Ray Nagin. U-S Attorney Jim Letten says St. Pierre "bought his way into New Orleans City Hall with money, yachts, dancers, parties, credit cards and more." Meffert and Jones pleaded guilty earlier, with Meffert providing key testimony against his friend. Letten says the investigation continues. St. Pierre was taken into custody after the verdicts were announced. He's scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 1st.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming