Louisiana Trafic Judge Pleads Guilty to Bribery Charges
Helped DUI suspects escape penalties in return for consideration
An assistant district attorney in Lafayette, Louisiana who served as an adjudicator for red light camera cases pleaded guilty to bribery charges on Thursday. Greg Williams, 44, admitted before a federal judge that he allowed individuals accused of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) to escape misdemeanor and felony convictions on behalf of a co-conspirator who has not yet been charged. The unnamed individual, in turn, provided gifts and cash to Williams and Williams' secretary, Denease Curry, along with others in the district attorney's office.
"Given the high degree of authority and discretion of any district attorney's office in resolving criminal charges and the associated impacts on victims, the FBI remains fully committed to rooting out corruption that obstructs that process in any way," Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Orleans Division, Special Agent in Charge Michael Anderson said in a statement.