Skip to comments.Guilty plea filed in bribe case (City Hall appointee & Mose/William Jefferson D-La case)
Posted on 03/12/2008 10:05:08 PM PDT by Libloather
Guilty plea filed in bribe case
Daughter follows mother to court
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
By Gordon Russell
Stacy Simms, a City Hall appointee under two New Orleans mayors and the daughter of former Orleans Parish School Board President Ellenese Brooks-Simms, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to helping her mother access a series of bribes that totaled $140,000 over several years.
Court documents have identified the source of the bribes as Mose Jefferson, the elder brother and chief political strategist of U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., who is awaiting trial himself in Virginia on 16 unrelated bribery-related counts.
Mose Jefferson was a consultant for the firm JRL Enterprises, which makes a computer-based algebra curriculum called "I CAN Learn." Court documents say Jefferson, who is usually identified as "Mr. A," was paid more than $900,000 for marketing the product to the New Orleans school system. Brooks-Simms urged the board to go along with the sale.
Simms, 47, a city appointee from 1994 to 2004, was hired by former Mayor Marc Morial and continued to serve during the first two years of Mayor Ray Nagin's administration. She worked in the office of communications as director of community affairs and special events.
The charge to which Simms pleaded guilty Tuesday, misprision of a felony, is itself a felony. It refers to knowing of a federal crime and helping to conceal it; it is a charge prosecutors often assign to defendants who have agreed to cooperate in public-corruption cases.
A summary of the government's case says that Simms allowed a bank account to be opened in her name and "used as a clearinghouse for bribe payments."
(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...
None of them ID’ed as democrats, of course, but all inner-city liberal democrats.
New Orleans, Detroit, Atlanta, Durham, Philadelphia, Oakland, etc, etc......
Our own little Zimbabwes..
Now tell me again, about all cultures being equal, or Multiculturalism is the spice of our society and that Diversity is our strength...
All cultures are NOT equal.
Multi-culturalism and Diversity have wrought havoc on America’s culture, language, economy and quality of life..
Re Your #3. You’re right as rain!