(WVUE/FOX 8) A federal grand jury handed up an indictment charging former Jefferson Parish Council Chairman Chris Roberts on 29 counts, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Roberts’ sudden departure at the end of April came after almost two years of the feds looking into his financial dealings.
The 41-year-old defendant is charged with wire fraud and tax evasion, according to a court document.
A source said Roberts had been involved in plea negotiations involving an investigation into his finances and side businesses. Over the years, he’s had problems with creditors, the IRS, as well as campaign finance issues.