Janus set to change plea in corruption case

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Federal court records show that former D'Iberville city manager Michael Janus, who is indicted on fraud and corruption charges, will change his "not guilty" plea on Monday.

It's the first movement by one of the people charged after the investigation into corruption allegations in South Mississippi.

In November, Janus was charged with conspiracy, fraud, bribery and money laundering in an indictment along with Scott Walker. It's all connected to a $180,000 consulting fee paid to Walker's consulting firm without city council approval.

Read the full indictment against Walker and Janus: http://bit.ly/1hQy4ri

The charges against Janus and Walker came out the same day as the corruption charges levied against Scott Walker's father, former Department of Marine Resources director Bill Walker. He and other DMR employees were indicted on a variety of corruption charges.

The court notice about Janus's plea change does not give details other than he's due in federal court in Hattiesburg Monday at 1:30. WLOX News will be there when it happens, and bring you the first details in a breaking news email and on WLOX.com.

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