Jury selection begins in latest Blighted Official case


POSTED: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 4:39pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 5:45pm

Jury selection is underway in the "Operation Blighted Officials" trial for Port Allen Police Chief Frederick Smith.

Smith is accused of taking bribes and of promoted the fictional garbage truck company "Cifer 5000". Smith faces up to 130 years in prison and $3500 in fines if convicted.

Click here for more on this story from the FBI.

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