Jefferson Parish CAO Tim Whitmer announces resignation

tim whitmerEmbattled Jefferson Parish Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Tim Whitmer has resigned as of 4:30 Monday afternoon.

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.

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