MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Back in September, Stan Wright was indicted on charges of conspiracy, theft, money laundering and retaliation. The U.S. Attorney's Office has now added another charge, conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Read the indictment here .
The superseding indictment names Wright's daughter Mary and also the City of Bayou La Batre's grant writer, Janey Galbraith. The long time contractor, like Wright, is also facing a conspiracy to commit wire fraud charge.
Prosecutors said Wright made nearly $30,000 on the sale of his property to the City of Bayou La Batre, which is now the Safe Harbor neighborhood. They allege Wright tried to cover up the deal by transferring the property to his daughter prior to the sale. Wright's daughter then turned around and sold the property to the city. The city bought the land with FEMA money.
The indictment alleges that Galbraith assured a concerned city council member that the land sale was legal. Galbraith is also charged in connection with grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development after Hurricane Katrina.
It's alleged that she and Wright conspired to give misleading information to auditors, looking into use of grant money.
Both Wright and his daughter pleaded not guilty to the initial indictment.
Wright currently is still holding the office of Mayor of Bayou La Batre.
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