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Bayou St. John (12:15 PM-9:15 PM)
A music fest on the water featuring Alexis and the Samuri, Remedy Krewe, Fleur de Tease, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more
Central City (1 p.m)
Second lines! Won't bow down!
Mid-City (All day)
Church and a parade to celebrate the club's 104th year
House of Blues (9:00 PM)
The Comedy Central comedian is here for some standup!
Big Top (7 p.m.)
8-16 piece traveilling circus punk troupe. Need we say more? Is there anymore to say? with Sammy Kay and the East Los Three, Dead Legends
Art Klub, 513 Elysian Fields Ave (8:00 PM)
An interactive and sparkling performance presented by Nari Tomassetti
Shadowbox Theatre (8:00 PM)
Straightforward conversational drama explores one area's gentrification through 50 years
Joe Krown feat. Russell Batiste and Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Maple Leaf (10:30PM)
Weekly gig on Oak with Krown on the organ, Washington firing up the guitar strings, and Batiste on the drums.
Hot 8 Brass Band
Howlin’ Wolf Den (10:00PM)
Weekly gig from some of the city’s best in brass
Sunday Youth Music Workshop
All ages workshop with Johnny Vidacovich. Bring your instruments!
Cajun Fais Do Do
Bruce Daigrepont is playing the washboard and getting you to bed early
Krewe du Guza
Le Bon Temps Roule (10:00PM)
Sunday Funday weekly gig from the husband and wife duo
Car Insurance Con Breaks Down, Lands Cops in Jail
The two former cops and man who tried to scam their insurance company were sentenced yesterday to prison terms that topped out at 11 months. Kevin J. Guillot, 43, Daniel Spears, 40, and Anthony Venezia, 34, got caught trying to scam Progressive Insurance Company after Guillot, a former NOPD sergeant, began experiencing truck troubles, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office.
Guillot, a 20-year-veteran of the force, resigned from the NOPD this spring, in or around April. Spears was an officer with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office from 2001-2011, and he resigned in February 2012. Venezia is Guillot’s nephew.
When Guillot’s truck began malfunctioning in June, he decided to circumvent repair payments. Along with Spears and Venezia, he devised a plan to defraud Progressive Insurance Company. Guillot called 911 and reported his truck stolen on June 28, 2011, claiming he was in Jefferson Parish that day on a boat with Venezia. Spears was the JPSO officer on duty, and doctored a police report to vouch for the claims.
Guillot called Progressive Insurance Company to pass the fraudulent information on to them, with his truck sitting in his driveway the entire time. In July of 2011, Venezia made false statements to the insurance company.
The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the NOPD’s Public Integrity Bureau. Guillot was sentenced to 11 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release, along with a fine of $1754 in restitution. Spears was sentenced to six months imprisonment followed by one year supervised release, and Venezia was sentenced to one year of probation along with 50 hours of community service.
U.S. District Attorney Judge Sarah S. Vance presided over the case, which was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Chester.
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