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May 20, 2010 9:51 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud Charges

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 41-year-old New Orleans contractor charged
with two counts of felony theft for work he didn't do for Hurricane
Katrina victims pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to 10 years
on each count.
Kevin Meadows was also ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution
during Wednesday's plea hearing. The 10-year sentences were ordered
served consecutively, but suspended by state District Judge Camille
Buras.
Earlier this year, Meadows paid $100,000 in restitution and
before pleading guilty paid an additional $200,000 to his victims.
The defendant's attorney assured the court that he would pay the
remaining restitution within 90 days.
Meadows was facing 16 counts of felony theft relating to
contracting work that he failed to perform in Lakeview, Gentilly,
and New Orleans East.

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