Gerard Hoffman Jr. pleads guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery
A second former high-ranking deputy in the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery for an alleged bid-rigging and kickback scheme.
Former Col. Gerard Hoffman Jr., the director of maintenance in the sheriff's office, admitted Thursday to taking $7,500 worth of free electrical work and a trailer and storage container from a contractor identified in court documents only as ``Businessman B.''
The Times-Picayune reports he is scheduled to be sentenced June 20.
Last week, former sheriff's purchasing director John Sens pleaded guilty to the same charge. Sens is accused of taking $30,000 in cash, $25,000 in free pool work and free ``Blue Dog'' artwork for his role in the scheme.
Sens is scheduled to be sentenced June 12.