I-Team Businessman claims he was FBI informant

Published: Nov. 24, 2011 at 12:03 AM CST|Updated: Jul. 23, 2014 at 6:04 PM CDT
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DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - The man at the center of an investigation launched by District Attorney Scott Perrilloux says he has nothing to hide. Corey Delahoussaye, the man accused of padding time sheets on a parish contract, says he was an FBI informant and has turned over countless tips to the federal government in the Livingston Parish debris removal battle.

The I-Team obtained a videotape of Corey Delahoussaye appearing in a civil deposition on Monday, November 14th. The nearly six-hour deposition occurred just six days after Delahoussaye sat down with the I-Team to defend allegations he billed Livingston Parish for hours he never worked.  In the videotaped deposition, he was far less revealing while under oath.

Delahoussaye says Livingston Parish paid his company almost $2 million in just under two years for work on a Hurricane Gustav debris removal contract. He appeared in the civil deposition as one of several witnesses in a $52 million lawsuit involving Livingston Parish and International Equipment Distributors (IED), a company responsible for debris cleanup following Hurricane Gustav. The company filed suit, claiming they never got paid.

Delahoussaye enters the equation because his company, C-Del Inc., served as a liaison between the local and federal government for the cleanup. He was hired by the parish in 2009.

Delahoussaye told the I-Team that he tipped off federal officials that certain companies had committed fraud related to the hurricane debris removal project. He claims the FBI  relieved him of his informant duties within the last few weeks. The I-Team called the FBI to check it out, but they would not confirm or deny his claim.

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