John Sens was the sheriff's purchasing director, Gerard Hoffman was chief of the maintenance department
Two Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office officials have been charged with taking bribes.
The U.S. attorney's office says 52-year-old John P. Sens and 59-year-old Gerard J. Hoffman were charged with conspiracy to commit bribery.
Prosecutors on Tuesday released two bills of information stating that Sens and Hoffman received things of value from two unidentified businessmen in return for steering Sheriff's Office work to them.
Part of the conspiracy allegedly involved submitting phony bids in the names of local companies to give the appearance of a competitive bid process.
Prosecutors say Sens is alleged to have received cash, a swimming pool and works of art from the businessmen. Hoffman allegedly received free electrical work and a trailer. The Sheriff's Office has not commented.
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