Ex-La. Wildlife Commissioner Faces Bribery Charges

Law360, New York (February 25, 2011, 8:42 PM EST) -- The former commissioner of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission was indicted Friday for allegedly accepting $463,000 in kickbacks from local landfill owners to keep the Old Gentilly Landfill in New Orleans closed.

The eight-count indictment filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana charged Henry M. Mouton, 64, with conspiracy, lying to federal agents and receiving illegal payoffs from co-conspirators who sought to keep the 200-acre landfill out of operation.

The Old Gentilly Landfill is located on the east side of...
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