Friday, December 27, 2002

Number of Louisiana’s last three elected insurance commissioners convicted of corruption: 3

The three commissioners are Sherman Bernard (served 1972-1988), Doug Green (1988-1991), and Jim Brown (1992-2000) whose appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court was turned down in October.  And here’s an interesting factoid: the last time Louisiana voted for an honest insurance commissioner (Dudley Guglielmo) was 1967!  With apologies to Hank Williams: “Son of a gun, we got corrup-shun, on the Bayou.”

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