Former DHH employee, business owner indicted for bribery

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A former Department of Health and Hospitals employee and the owner of a Denham Springs business have been federally indicted for an alleged bribery scheme.

According to the indictment, Alan Pogue, 52, is accused of taking $50,000 in bribes from Glenn Johnson, 71, over a two-year period in exchange for lists of people who were applying for permits to install septic tanks.

Pogue worked as a sanitation program coordinator inspecting residential and commercial septic systems.

According to reports, Johnson was a licensed installer of septic tanks from 2008 to 2011.  He operated a business in Denham Springs by the name of Stafford Concrete.

Pogue faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

Johnson faces up to 30 years in prison.

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