Former JP Councilman Chris Roberts has died


Former JP Councilman Chris Roberts has died

Former Jefferson Parish council member Chris Roberts has died. “It is with deep sympathy and great sadness that the family of Chris Roberts acknowledges that he passed away this evening after a long battle with depression,” according to Roberts’ family. “The family asks for your prayers and support during this difficult time. Please respect the families’ privacy during this difficult time.”Law enforcement have confirmed the body of the former embattled and indicted councilman was found Wednesday evening in a wooded area near the Plaquemines-Jefferson Parish line.His death is described as an apparent suicide but an autopsy will be confirmed by the coroner. Foul play is not suspected. Roberts resigned from the Jefferson Parish council in April. He was indicted on 39 counts of wire fraud and tax evasion in May in connection with his business dealings on the Westbank.

Former Jefferson Parish council member Chris Roberts has died.

“It is with deep sympathy and great sadness that the family of Chris Roberts acknowledges that he passed away this evening after a long battle with depression,” according to Roberts’ family. “The family asks for your prayers and support during this difficult time. Please respect the families’ privacy during this difficult time.”

Law enforcement have confirmed the body of the former embattled and indicted councilman was found Wednesday evening in a wooded area near the Plaquemines-Jefferson Parish line.

His death is described as an apparent suicide but an autopsy will be confirmed by the coroner.

Foul play is not suspected.

Roberts resigned from the Jefferson Parish council in April.

He was indicted on 39 counts of wire fraud and tax evasion in May in connection with his business dealings on the Westbank.


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