Feb 3, 2012 9:20 AM by AP

Man gets prison time for computer scam

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 41-year-old Denham Springs man has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge that he participated in a scheme to steal $157,366 from Southern University.
The Advocate reports Scott D. Woodall was information technologies director at Southern's College of Engineering when he ordered high-end computer equipment for the college from companies he controlled with a co-defendant.
U.S. District Judge James J. Brady sentenced Woodall Thursday.
That other defendant is former tenured mechanical engineering professor 60-year-old Parviz Sharifrazi of Baton Rouge, who has been a federal fugitive since April. Woodall admitted that he and Sharifrazi substituted cheaper equipment at the university and pocketed the price difference.


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