Sunday, August 12, 2007

Pay to Park

Parking Lot, Houston, TX 7/2007
all reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner
In the most dramatic development to date in a sprawling probe of corruption in New Orleans city government, longtime City Councilman and mayoral hopeful Oliver Thomas has reached an agreement with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to charges of demanding illegal payments from a City Hall vendor and is expected to resign his at-large council seat as early as Monday, sources familiar with the case said Saturday.*
excerpt * Federal probe nets councilman in parking lot payment scheme
By Frank Donze The Times-Picayune 8/12/2007


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