Kenner City Councilman Joe Stagni

*An Anthony Weiner-style scandal has hit a city legislature in Louisiana.

Kenner City Councilman Joe Stagni is under fire for sending pictures of himself in his underwear to a city employee in 2009, according to the AP.

Stagni, 47, released a prepared statement after city officials retrieved the underwear image from a government computer and gave it to the news media Monday, in response to public records requests.

“I had an inappropriate but consensual relation with an adult female and we exchanged improper electronic communications which ended (in) 2009,” said the Republican.

The electronic exchange took place 18 months ago. Stagni would not identify the woman or say whether she is a city employee.

However, public records show Stagni’s personal smartphone was used to send a text message and the picture to Annamaria Pizzolato, who was Kenner’s internal auditor, on Dec. 23, 2009. The message carried the subject line: “I’m n trouble – serious conversation wwife.”

Kenner City Councilman Joe Stagni's cell phone pic

Pizzolato forwarded the underwear image to the work e-mail account of Danna Morris, who was Kenner’s information technology director at the time, according to the records.

“Once you do that, it’s stuck in the city server,” said city attorney Keith Conley, who released the image and messages. He said it is the only such image that he knows about.