May 13, 2010 9:57 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

Lacombe Man Sentenced for Fraud Linked to Katrina

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 53-year-old Lacombe man has been sentenced
in connection with a disaster loan he and his wife applied for in
the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Keith Stobaugh was sentenced Wednesday to three years of
probation and fined $1,500 following his guilty plea to misprision
of a felony in connection with a Small Business Administration
Court documents show that Stobaugh and his wife, Denise, applied
for a loan to repair hurricane damage. The SBA granted the pair
$38,800. Denise Stobaugh also applied for financial help from the
Louisiana Road Home Program for the same damage and was awarded
Officials, however, say the home suffered minimal damage.
Both pleaded guilty Dec. 17. Sentencing for Denise Stobaugh is
set for July 28.


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