Ex-Miss. Official, Relatives Cop To $1.2M Katrina Kickbacks

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT) -- A former Hancock County, Miss., official and his wife and two brothers pled guilty Wednesday to taking part in a scheme to defraud the federal government through $1.2 million in kickbacks on federal money earmarked for Hurricane Katrina cleanup contracts.

Roger Ladner, the county’s former roads manager, pled guilty in Mississippi federal court to one count of conspiracy to defraud the government. Ladner’s wife, Sharon, pled guilty to creating a false invoice in an attempt to conceal the kickback scheme; Ladner’s brothers Billy and Donald each...
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