5 charged in murder-for-hire plot; feds say witness gunned down in Gentilly

Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 09:17:22 AM. More than five years after a witness in a Medicare fraud case was gunned down in Gentilly, federal prosecutors have charged the man against whom he was supposed to testify
More than five years after a witness in a Medicare fraud case was gunned down in Gentilly, federal prosecutors have charged the man against whom he was supposed to testify of involvement in a murder-for-hire plot. An 11-count indictment unveiled Tuesday alleges that Louis Age Jr., his son and three other men conspired to kill Milton Womack in July 2012 to stop him from testifying in federal court. Nevertheless, prosecutors managed to convict Age of defrauding the federal government of $17.1 million. A judge sentenced the former owner of South Louisiana Home Health Care to 15 years in prison in 2013. “It’s been a long-simmering and probably a thorough investigation,” said Michael Fiser, a defense attorney who represented Womack before his death. “Looks like they’ve finally done it.” The indictment, which was issued under seal on Aug. 17, also charges Age’s son Louis “Big Lou” Age III, Ronald “Tank” Wilson Jr., Kendrick Johnson and Stanton “Nan Nan” Guillory with roles in a plot to kill Womack. All the defendants have been taken into custody. Guillory has pleaded not guilty to all counts. Louis Age Jr., Louis Age III and Johnson are to be arraigned Wednesday. Prosecutors first obtained an indictment against Guillory — an alleged associate of the notorious “110’ers” street gang — last year. The new superseding indictment adds the other defendants. Alleged accomplice in Briana Allen murder tied to contract killing of federal witness Milton Womack, a local guitar player and...Read more
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