La. Mayor Charged With Extortion, Taking Bribes

Law360, New York (September 30, 2010, 11:58 AM EDT) -- The mayor of St. Gabriel, La., has been indicted on charges he solicited and took bribes in exchange for using his position to influence real estate transactions and support a contract for a conceptual waste cleaning project.

A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned an indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana charging George Grace, 67, with 11 counts of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, bribery involving a federally funded entity, making false statements, obstruction of justice, mail...
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