Mike Yenni, the President of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, is facing an FBI investigation after allegations of sending erotic text massages to 17-year-old boy. The politician is married to a woman and brings up a daughter. He appeared on the local TV and said that he completely admits his guilt and understands that it was wrong.
“I’m addressing you through this commercial because I don’t want my words to be edited. I believe you deserve the truth from me directly. Last summer I was old enough to know better, but I guess I was still young enough to do something stupid. I chose to send improper texts to a young man. I won’t go into details out of respect for the rights and privacy of all parties… I made a bad decision, and I regret my actions. I apologise to the families involved and anyone who I embarrassed. Especially my own family and the people of Jefferson. Now I will work every day to prove that good people can rise from a bad decision. I want to reassure the citizens of Jefferson that I never abused or misused my powers as a public official. And I’m certainly not afraid of the future, because I’m smart enough to never repeat the past,” he says.