Bad weather halts jury selection in New Roads corruption case

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 3:52pm

NEW ROADS, La (FOX44) - Bad weather puts jury selection in the second trial of Operation Blighted Officials on hold.
The former Mayor of New Roads, Tommy Nelson, the third official to answer to federal bribery charges.

Nelson is accused of accepting tens of thousands of dollars to bring a fake garbage can cleaning company to his city.

Federal investigators say they set this sting up to crack down on corruption.

June 6th was the start of jury selection.

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