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Racketeering Charges in “Operation Illegal Motion” March 16, 2010

Posted by jefhenninger in News.

ROBERT L. STEVENS, age 61, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was charged in a Bill of Information with conspiracy to use interstate facilities in aid of racketeering for allegedly accepting bribes from individuals with pending criminal charges in the Baton Rouge City Court, and then sharing the proceeds of the bribes with a prosecutor who would arrange for the matters to be dismissed or otherwise “fixed.”

The charges against STEVENS resulted from “Operation Illegal Motion,” an ongoing investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office with the cooperation of the Louisiana Office of Inspector General; the Louisiana State Police; the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigative Division; the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General; and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Criminal Investigations Division.

STEVENS is the 10th individual charged as a result of Operation Illegal Motion. Nine individuals have previously pleaded guilty to charges arising out of the investigation.


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