In New Orleans staged accident conspiracy, another defendant admits guilt

Another of the 32 defendants charged with conspiring to stage car accidents in New Orleans and scam insurance companies has pleaded guilty in federal court.


Marvel Francois, 51, of Houma figured in two wrecks caused by "slammer" Damien Labeaud, both on May 17, 2017, according to court records filed by the U.S. attorney's office. In one, she watched from another vehicle as Labeaud crashed a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck into a 2006 Freightliner tractor-trailer that was merging onto the Pontchartrain Expressway from Calliope Street. Read more...

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