Jefferson Parish Mike Yenni addressed the Jefferson Parish council Wednesday morning.

Before the council began regular business, Yenni gave a brief statement to the council acknowledging and apologizing for his behavior but asking that it is time to move on with parish business.

"The mistakes I made will never be repeated," he vowed, and apologized to those who he had hurt. "I never expect you or the people I hurt to forget my iniquity, but I hope that you and will let mercy triumph over judgment."

"I can only grow stronger as a husband, a father and a public servant from the immorality that once weakened me."

The public was given an opportunity to respond.

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