NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has agreed to move up a sentencing hearing for a former Jefferson Parish official who pleaded guilty in a corruption probe.
Timothy Whitmer is scheduled to be sentenced April 25. His sentencing had been scheduled for May 30, but his attorney on Friday asked U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon for an earlier hearing.
Whitmer served as chief administrative officer under former Parish President Aaron Broussard, who was sentenced in February to nearly four years in prison for a bribery scheme.
Whitmer cooperated with prosecutors in the case against Broussard.
Whitmer pleaded guilty last year to misprision of a felony. Prosecutors say he concealed fraud, theft involving government programs and other unspecified crimes through his role in hiring parish employees and awarding salary increases.