- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
Ex-New Orleans worker pleads guilty
NEW ORLEANS -- A former city employee pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking kickbacks for city contracts, the first closed case in federal and city investigations of alleged corruption at City Hall.
Wallace Schief, chief engineer for the city's property management department, took payments totaling $15,500 from the owner of G&M Electric Sales Co., according to a statement Schief signed before a federal judge. He is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 18.
The city's investigation has resulted in more than 60 arrests, most of them taxi cab drivers accused of bribing city workers for permits. The probe began after Mayor Ray Nagin was inaugurated in May; the FBI's started investigating more than a year earlier.