U.S. Rep William Jefferson may be heading to another campaign victory, but the bribery charges against him are sticking, according to a federal appeals court. In 2005, FBI agents raided Jefferson's home and found $90,000 in cash in his freezer that had been given to him by an FBI informant. Last year, Jefferson was indicted on 16 charges of corruption, to which he pled not guilty. Jefferson could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.