New Orleans Contractor Gets 17 Years For Bribery

Law360, New York (September 1, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana businessman convicted of bribing New Orleans technology officials in exchange for city contracts was sentenced Thursday to more than 17 years in prison.

Mark St. Pierre, who was convicted of bribery, kickbacks and wire fraud in May, will serve 210 months in federal prison and forfeit more than $3.2 million, according to the sentence handed down by U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon.

"Mark St. Pierre bought his way into New Orleans City Hall with money, yachts, dancers, parties, credit cards and more," U.S....
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