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Feds indict state Sen. Derrick Shepherd in money laundering scheme (Democrat-LA)
nola ^ | 04/10/08 | Meghan Gordon

Posted on 04/10/2008 6:23:08 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3

RUSTY COSTANZA / THE TIMES-PICAYUNEState Sen. Derrick Shepherd, left, leaves the Hale Boggs Federal Courthouse in New Orleans accompanied by his attorney Clarence Roby on Thursday morning.

A federal grand jury indicted state Sen. Derrick Shepherd today after months investigating allegations that the Marrero Democrat laundered $141,000 for an unlicensed bond broker.

From his Poydras Street office, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced the 41-count indictment on charges of conspiracy to commit mail wire fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, participation in the business of insurance by a person previously convicted of a felony involving dishonesty, conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: corruptdems; corruption; democrat; derrickshepherd; feds; govwatch; indict; louisiana; shepherd

1 posted on 04/10/2008 6:23:08 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3
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To: TornadoAlley3

If he were in Congress and kept it in his freezer, it’d be all good.


2 posted on 04/10/2008 6:35:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~***Just say NO to the "O"***~~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Anything evil by the left is (negative)X(negative) and is also like (Evil)X(Evil)=(Good). The party of crooks does not eat their own if they can influence events.


3 posted on 04/10/2008 6:46:55 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Obama: baby is punishment; tax increase is bundle of joy)
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To: TornadoAlley3
All he has to do is ask for a jury of his peers in his parish, and he'll walk......ala O.J.

Leni

4 posted on 04/10/2008 6:47:52 PM PDT by MinuteGal (I Love My Country More Than I Dislike John McCain)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Gee-Whiz, another corrupt Louisianna politican. The place has always been a political cesspool. In fact, LA is the poster boy of what the dems would like the entire country to be, stupid, low class, no upward mobility ambition and wards of the state....expecting the gov’mint to run all aspects of their lives.
It’s a plantation thing, 150 years removed.


5 posted on 04/10/2008 7:22:16 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: TornadoAlley3

As a native of south Louisiana I can tell you this man will walk away laughing at the courts and the law. William Jefferson’s case should tell you all you need to know.


6 posted on 04/10/2008 7:24:03 PM PDT by strongbow
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To: AlphaOneAlpha

A corrupt politician? In Louisiana?

How about the new Speaker of the House - Tucker.

He spoke in favor of a bill (officially sponsored by the democrat in the neighboring parish - he was the only speaker for the bill in the House committee) allowing a a mandatory move of a child support case if one parent lived out of town and the other parent moved to a new parish due to the hurricanes.

What he failed to mention, despite the questions and concerns the reps had about ‘forum shopping’ was that his wife wanted to move her case to a new forum (having lost an appeal) and was planning on using this particular law as the means to do so.

It is a pity the move was only about 10 miles - and due to her marrying the speaker - and not due to Katrina.

She is seeking to move the case from Plaquemines parish to New Orleans parish...

Now the parties are locked in an expensive court battle do declare that law unconstitutional.

It seems Jindal’s ethics reforms may be nothing more than more smoke and mirrors.


7 posted on 04/11/2008 1:25:54 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: fieldmarshaldj
http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-10/120789147927440.xml&coll=1

Betty Jefferson, William Jefferson's family member, mentioned in indictment.

8 posted on 04/11/2008 3:36:29 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Everytime McCain reaches out to conservatives, conservatives get poked in the eye.)
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