NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tim Whitmer, the former Jefferson Parish administrator whose private insurance work led to a corruption scandal that toppled Parish President Aaron Broussard’s administration, has agreed to a state ethics fine of $10,000.
Whitmer and his company, Lagniappe Industries, received commissions on insurance policies that the company sold to parish contractors while Whitmer was Broussard’s chief administrative officer.
Broussard is now serving 46 months in prison on corruption charges. Whitmer pleaded guilty but were placed on probation.
The ethics charges against Whitmer include his solicitation of cash gifts from parish employees for Broussard in addition to the illicit insurance commissions.