Jon Johnson http://wwno.org en Ex-N.O. Councilman Gets New Prison Reporting Date http://wwno.org/post/ex-no-councilman-gets-new-prison-reporting-date <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A federal judge has extended a deadline for former New Orleans city councilman Jon Johnson to report to prison.</p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26312 at http://wwno.org Jon Johnson pleads guilty in Katrina fraud http://wwno.org/post/jon-johnson-pleads-guilty-katrina-fraud <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A New Orleans city councilman pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal criminal charge of misusing federal money intended to help a nonprofit organization after Hurricane Katrina and diverting some of it to one of his political campaigns.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Jon Johnson, who is 63, faces up to 5 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:09:31 +0000 MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | The Associated Press 16024 at http://wwno.org New Orleans City Council leaders hope to end impasse http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-city-council-leaders-hope-end-impasse <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A proposal that might make it easier for black candidates to win posts on New Orleans&#39; City Council now has the support of all current council members.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The council president and vice president made that announcement Wednesday evening.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 00:08:47 +0000 Kevin McGill | The Associated Press 11278 at http://wwno.org