FEDERAL GRAND JURY RETURNS SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT AGAINST FORMER NEW ORLEANS CONTRACTOR
MARK ST. PIERRE, age 47, a resident of Belle Chasse, was charged in a 53-count indictment with conspiracy, wire fraud, bribery concerning programs receiving federal funds and money laundering, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten and FBI Special Agent in Charge David Welker.
Today’s superseding indictment maintains the charges from the previous indictments against MARK ST. PIERRE and also includes new charges addressing the criminal conduct where MARK ST. PIERRE allegedly bribed former City of New Orleans official Anthony Jones. Specifically, today’s indictment includes 10 additional substantive counts which charge MARK ST. PIERRE with bribing Anthony Jones from May, 2006 to February, 2007. Finally, the new indictment also includes additional overt acts of the criminal conspiracy undertaken by MARK ST. PIERRE.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division and the New Orleans Inspector General’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorneys Matthew Coman, Richard Pickens, Jon Maestri and Matthew Chester.
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