Former US District Investigator Charged with Solicitation and Receipt of Bribes
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions
London, Oct. 25, 2017 (AltAfrika)– A former district Investigator, Michael Cotton was has been charged with soliciting sexual favour from a woman in exchange for obtaining a bond reduction for her boyfriend.
Cotton worked as an Investigator in the Office of the District Attorney for the 22nd Judicial District, which included St. Tammany and Washington Parishes. He was responsible for investigating matters involving the issuance of bad checks, including initiating cases, reviewing records, interacting with victims, collecting fees and restitution from offenders, and obtaining warrants from municipal judges.
Louisiana State Attorney General, Jeff Landry in his submission said: “We are grateful for the joint efforts between our office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Louisiana’s Eastern District. Those efforts resulted in today’s filing of a bill of information against Mr. Cotton.
If convicted, Cotton faces a maximum term of ten years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.