State Sen. Wesley Bishop Pleads Guilty To Lying To HUD

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A state Senator is now pleading guilty to making false statements to a federal agency about his New Orleans rental property.

Officials say Wesley Bishop confessed yesterday to lying to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development about renting to tenants that didn't exist.

As part of his plea, Bishop has agreed to restitution to the State of Louisiana, Division of Administration, and Office of Community Development.

The 52-year-old could receive a minimum of five years behind bars when he is sentenced on April 21st.

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