Correction: Bribery Scheme-Sheriff’s Office
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Sept. 5 about a sentencing hearing The Associated Press reported erroneously that a former deputy’s first name was Curtis. It is Clifford.
A corrected version of the story is below.
Sentencing delayed for ex-deputies convicted in bribery plot
Sentencing for two former Louisiana deputies accused in a bribery scheme has been delayed for the second time
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for two former Louisiana deputies convicted in a bribery scheme.
The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports former St. Tammany Parish deputies Clifford Keen and David Hanson Sr. are now set to be sentenced in November. The delay was granted Wednesday after prosecutors and the defense filed a joint motion requesting additional time for related pleadings.
The duo pleaded guilty in February to charges including conspiring to commit wire fraud. They created a company in their children’s names in 2013 so the then-Sheriff Jack Strain could award it a no-bid contract to operate Slidell’s work-release program.
They said they had funneled some of the money to Strain, who faces federal corruption and state sex offense charges.
This story has been corrected to show that one of the deputies is named Clifford, not Curtis.