Naturally, Val Bracy had the story, Feds widen investigation in Jefferson Parish:
(h/t Fox 8 )
Federal investigators are digging deeper into the scandal in Jefferson Parish. The feds sent two subpoenas requiring the parish to turn over extensive information on the red light cameras as well as payroll discrepancies first reported by FOX 8.
Federal prosecutors want employment records for two current Jefferson Parish employees and four whose jobs were eliminated after the parish uncovered what could possibly be payroll fraud.
Earlier this year, after a Fox 8 Investigates report revealed payroll discrepancies in the Parish Attorney’s Office, the parish eliminated the positions of Sportscaster Ken Trahan, Karen Parker, who is the ex-wife of Aaron Broussard, and Constable Tony Thomassie.
Bracy’s story is so packed with details that it’s difficult to summarize – so I’ll give you a sample and you can follow the link for more details:
- Thomassie said during an interview earlier this month that he’s embarrassed and hurt by his name surfacing in connection with a scandal, he says had nothing to do with his work. “I went to a meeting with Aaron Broussard and Tom Wilkinson and that’s when I was offered a part-time job and they told me ‘you gonna be listed as a paralegal working under Code Enforcement under the direction of Debbie Villio.'” Continue reading “Deep and Wide, there’s a fountain (of information) flowing…New subpoenas issued in Jefferson Parish”