The FBI is investigating Whitmer and his family’s insurance business, Lagniappe Industries, and its relationship with parish vendors. Reportedly, Lagniappe is doing business with at least 6 companies that hold large contracts with the parish.
Whitmer had worked for the parish for nearly 30 years. His resignation will now delay his ability to receive his $172,000 per year pension by five years.
Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard says that the resignation surprised him.
Council-member at-large John Young told ABC26 News that the parish attorney is reviewing whether Whitmer must attend a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, but Young says the issue appears moot right now.