If someone should ask me “How are things in Louisiana?” I could answer “About usual”.
At the moment the Sheriff of the Parish (county for everyone else in the USA) I live in awaits trial for obstruction of justice and wire fraud. He was arrested by the FBI after a long, detailed investigation. He will go to jail.
The Sheriff of the Parish just to the south of us was recently arrested and faces trial for 15 counts of malfeasance. He fixed tickets for the folks and that is against the law. He too will go to jail. When the Attorney General’s office tags you you’re out.
In Monroe, the largest town in our Parish, two city councilmen have been found guilty, have been denied a new trial and are awaiting sentencing. They are going to jail. This pair took bribe money on a regular basis it seems.
I have lived here in N E Louisiana for almost 12 years and I can say for sure this kind of stuff is about usual here in the Bayou State. We are known for spicy foods and crooked politicians and we don’t disappoint in either department.
Oh, I almost forgot! Former Governor Edwin Edwards just finished a prison term several months ago and a prominent Monroe attorney and former State Senator is in prison right now for tax evasion. It’s hard to keep up with all the crooks here!