- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The former director of the housing authority in Lafayette and Opelousas has been sentenced to 28 months in federal prison for bribery and bid law violations.

Walter O. Guillory, of Lafayette, pleaded guilty in February to receiving bribes while running both agencies and for his role in a conspiracy to award bids to a preferred contractor.

The Town Talk reports (https://townta.lk/1lv5RZx ) Guillory was given 28 months on each of two counts - to be served concurrently.

Prosecutors say Guillory solicited donations from various vendors for a baseball team he sponsored while head of the housing agencies. The vendors were expected to make yearly donations in exchange for doing business with the agencies. Officials say Guillory took in $100,000 between 2006 and 2010.

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Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, https://www.thetowntalk.com

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