Sulphur businessman Palermo arrested again - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sulphur businessman Palermo arrested on charge of intimidation of a witness

Joseph R. Palermo Jr. (KPLC Archives) Joseph R. Palermo Jr. (KPLC Archives)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Sulphur businessman Joseph R. Palermo Jr. was arrested Friday on a charge of intimidation of a witness, state police said.

He was arrested at 2:20 p.m. Friday, and state police did not say where he was arrested. He was released after posting a $25,000 bond.

The charge comes on the heels other legal trouble for 70-year-old Palermo.

A five-count indictment was unsealed against Palermo in April. The indictment included charges of forgery, three counts of possession of stolen things and altering or removing identifying numbers of a motor vehicle.

Calcasieu Parish District Attorney John DeRosier said the charges stem from an investigation by state police.

"This indictment alleges that the defendant was, in fact, in possession for a long period of time, of numerous items of stolen heavy equipment and utilized that equipment and did some activity to try and cover up the fact that this equipment was stolen," DeRosier said.

Palermo was released after posting a $75,000 bond.

On May 9, Palermo pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Black History Month lecture to be held at Carnegie library

    Black History Month lecture to be held at Carnegie library

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:40 PM EST2018-01-23 00:40:18 GMT
    (Source: Calcasieu Parish Public Library)(Source: Calcasieu Parish Public Library)

    The City of Lake Charles will be hosting a lecture on Black History Month as part of an ongoing series. 

    More >>

    The City of Lake Charles will be hosting a lecture on Black History Month as part of an ongoing series. 

    More >>
  • Entergy breaks ground on $872 million Lake Charles Power Station

    Entergy breaks ground on $872 million Lake Charles Power Station

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:36 PM EST2018-01-23 00:36:33 GMT

    Entergy is making a big investment in our area to increase its generating capacity. The new $872 million dollar Lake Charles Power Station is expected to help promote economic growth by providing reliable and affordable power. Off Houston River Road is Entergy's coal-fired power plant, Nelson Six, which is about 40 years old.  Next to it will the new gas-fired plant that will increase capacity while using half the fuel. Entergy officials say the highly efficient plant is p...

    More >>

    Entergy is making a big investment in our area to increase its generating capacity. The new $872 million dollar Lake Charles Power Station is expected to help promote economic growth by providing reliable and affordable power. Off Houston River Road is Entergy's coal-fired power plant, Nelson Six, which is about 40 years old.  Next to it will the new gas-fired plant that will increase capacity while using half the fuel. Entergy officials say the highly efficient plant is p...

    More >>
  • Boil advisory has been issued in DeRidder

    Boil advisory has been issued in DeRidder

    Boil advisory has been issued in DeRidder

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:01 PM EST2018-01-23 00:01:46 GMT
    courtesy of google imagescourtesy of google images

    A boil advisory has been issued in Beauregard  Parish for Waterworks District 3.  The boil advisory is only issued for residents between 1827 and 3245 lumas road in DeRidder. No other boil advisories are being issued at this time. Copyright KPLC 2018.  All rights reserved.

    More >>

    A boil advisory has been issued in Beauregard  Parish for Waterworks District 3.  The boil advisory is only issued for residents between 1827 and 3245 lumas road in DeRidder. No other boil advisories are being issued at this time. Copyright KPLC 2018.  All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly