Breaking News – Sibley pleads Guilty UPDATE IN READER COMMENT

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Gray H. Miller: RE-ARRAIGNMENT held on 3/12/2010. William Hugh Sibley (5) waived the reading of the Indictment and pled Guilty to Count 1. Plea agreement executed and entered. Order for presentence investigation entered. Sentencing set 6/4/2010 at 10:00 a.m. Appearances: Claude Daniel Hippard, James Phillip Manasseh.(Court Reporter: B.Slavin) Deft continued on Bond, filed.(rkonieczny) (Entered: 03/12/2010)

I received this breaking news in an email message from Sop.  Until he’s back at his computer to follow-up, this is all I’ve got.  However, SLABBED has background on the events that led to the plea and plea agreement: News from the Louisiana Class Action Front: Prominent Lawyer arrested and charged in drug conspiracy case; The Advocate lends background on Hugh Sibley’s unshareable need; Get set for new details about the jet set. Emergent details in the Government’s case against Hugh Sibley; and the recent post connecting the dots,Class action lawyer Hugh Sibley scheduled to be re-arraigned March 12.

At this point, in case you’re wondering,  The Grill Room reclaims its glory, earns ‘Four Beans’ is the lead story on Times Picayune.

Thanks for the update, NAAS!

2 thoughts on “Breaking News – Sibley pleads Guilty UPDATE IN READER COMMENT”

  1. There will be a brief news story in The Advocate online in s short while that will provide some details about Sibley’s activities.

  2. Attorney pleads guilty to money laundering

    By DAVID J. MITCHELL
    Advocate River parishes bureau
    Published: Mar 12, 2010 – UPDATED: 12:27 p.m.
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    A Greensburg lawyer pleaded guilty this morning in Houston to money laundering in connection with an international drug ring, federal prosecutors said.

    William Hugh Sibley, who faces up to 20 years in prison, is set for sentencing June 4 in U.S. District Court, said Nancy Herrera, executive assistant U.S. attorney in the Houston office.

    Sibley today changed his innocent plea to guilty before U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller under an agreement with prosecutors, online court records show. The plea agreement was not immediately available.

    Sibley, 63, was indicted last year in connection with a drug ring that prosecutors accused of making

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