"Holt, who did not return several calls to comment, has maintained that the specific designation of Community Based Corrections LLC of New Orleans in the Dec. 8 budget for an alternative incarceration program resulted from a 'mistake.' The intention, he said, was to earmark the funds for a competitive bidding process to follow. He also said it was a mistake for him to accept a $500 contribution from a manager of the same company, stemming from a New Orleans fund-raising event he said his brother arranged last August. Holt promised several days ago to return the campaign contribution. "How stupid can you get?
$3 million county contract probed
Good for the news. Covering a story about 2 weeks after wnymedia.net and this blog. The FBI is investigating the whole CBC / Holt deal.