Ex-La. Official Pleads Not Guilty To Kickbacks

Law360, New York (March 17, 2011, 11:36 PM EDT) -- A former Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission official reportedly pled not guilty Thursday to charges of accepting $463,000 in kickbacks from local landfill owners to keep the Old Gentilly Landfill in New Orleans closed.

Former Wildlife and Fisheries Commissioner Henry M. Mouton entered a not guilty plea in an arraignment hearing before Magistrate Judge Louis Moore Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Mouton was freed on $100,000 bond and Judge Moore set...
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