Former Jefferson Parish Chief Administrative Officer Tim Whitmer pleaded guilty in March 2012 to a single count of misprision, or concealing a felony. He admitted to failing to report a wide range of alleged felonies by his former boss, ex-parish president Aaron Broussard.
In his guilty plea, Whitmer acknowledged going along with an alleged scheme to appoint Broussard's then-fiancee, Karen Parker, to a paralegal job for which she was not qualified. After Parker and Broussard married, she continued to hold the title of paralegal supervisor, but never did any paralegal work. Instead, prosecutors said, she worked for another department, processing employee I.D. cards.