July 18th, 2012
District E Councilman Jon Johnson this morning pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit theft of government funds and submit false documents to a federal department.
According to court documents, between 2006 and 2008, Johnson routed thousands of dollars in FEMA disaster funds through two charities — the Ninth Ward Housing Development Corporation and the New Orleans Health Clinic — and converted them for use in his failed 2007 bid for State Senate.…
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