New Orleans's tech contracting scandal

Number 24512
Subject City Government
Source Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
State LA
Year 2009
Publication Date 03/25/2009; 03/31/2009; 04/05/2009; 04/07/2009; 04/25/2009; 05/06/2009; 06/07/2009; 06/14/2009; 10/03/2009; 11/16/2009
Summary Former top mayoral aide, Greg Meffert, was caught in a web of self-dealing and exposed free vacations that the mayor had received. The series “helped the FBI and other federal investigators track the payments and relationships”. Also, it eventually “led to a 63-count federal criminal indictment against Meffert, his wife and the city vendor, Mark St. Pierre”.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 26
Keywords crime; Mayor Ray Nagin; technology chief; state government; corruption; gifts; city hall; civil trial; city government
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