8th person pleads guilty in court corruption case - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

8th person pleads guilty in court corruption case

Samuel Wilson Sr. Samuel Wilson Sr.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 62-year-old Baton Rouge man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday in connection with the ongoing investigation into corruption with the Baton Rouge City Court system.

According to the Office of the U.S. Attorney, Samuel Wilson Sr. was involved in the fixing of at least 40 criminal and traffic cases.

Prosecutors said Wilson accepted cash to arrange the dismissal of cases in Baton Rouge City Court between 2006 and October 2009.

Wilson was the eighth person convicted in the federal investigation. He admitted to participating in a racketeering conspiracy and use of a telephone in furtherance of that conspiracy.

Reportedly, Wilson faces 25 years in prison and fines up to $500,000.

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