Palermo pleads not guilty to charges - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Palermo pleads not guilty to charges

Joseph R. Palermo Jr. (KPLC Archives) Joseph R. Palermo Jr. (KPLC Archives)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Sulphur businessman Joe Palermo pleaded not guilty Wednesday to several criminal charges.

Palermo was first indicted in late April following an investigation by state police.

The 70-year-old Palermo has been accused of possessing stolen heavy equipment and trying to cover it up.

He has been charged with one count of forgery, four counts of illegal possession of stolen things and two counts of altering and removing motor vehicle identification numbers.

Attorneys for Palermo also filed multiple motions Wednesday, including a request to quash a subpoena.

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