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  • Federal charges filed alleged bank fraud scheme

    June 17, 2013 9:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Baton Rouge businessmen are charged with bank fraud in what federal prosecutors say involved over $368,000 in loans they obtained for construction of a fitness center that did not open. Court records show Matthew Scott Bernard is charged two counts of bank fraud and... more »
  • Shreveport man faces bank fraud charges

    May 9, 2012 10:31 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Shreveport man faces charges of bank fraud, accused of a financial crime scheme that netted him more than $18,000. The Times reports 34-year-old Anthony Guidry was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center on Monday after his arrest by Caddo Sheriff's Detective Bobby Herring. The sheriff's... more »
  • Developer pleads guilty to bank fraud conspiracy

    March 16, 2012 8:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a Covington developer has admitted conspiring to get mortgages for bad loan risks. They say the plot was uncovered during investigation of the federal bank bailout program. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says 43-year-old Troy Fouquet pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy... more »
  • Man gets 7 years for bank fraud

    January 12, 2012 10:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 48-year-old Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for bank fraud involving $18 million in fake checks and money orders. U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. said Wednesday that Timothy Strain also was ordered by U.S. District Judge Brian... more »
  • Suspect arrested on bank fraud

    September 7, 2011 10:43 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Monroe police have arrested a 26-year-old man accused of stealing nearly $16,000 with false money orders. The News-Star reports (http://bit.ly/p1oaB2 ) Jonathan Smith of Monroe was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on a bank fraud charge. According to an arrest affidavit, police arrested Smith after he... more »
  • Former debt collector charged with bank fraud

    July 13, 2011 9:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The former owner of a Baton Rouge debt-collection business has been released without bail after being charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft that allegedly cost Hancock Bank more than $126,000. The Advocate reports William Ferguson of LaPlace appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen... more »
  • La. man convicted of bank fraud

    October 20, 2010 7:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A 47-year-old Baton Rouge man has been convicted on federal bank-fraud charges that he used phony money orders to buy a pair of vehicles. Chief U.S. District Judge Ralph E. Tyson ordered Timothy M. Strain on Tuesday to remain in federal custody pending sentencing. Strain said... more »
  • Ex-Benson employee accused of bank fraud

    September 25, 2010 2:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A Luling businesswoman has been charged with federal bank fraud on allegations stemming from her employment with the conglomerate of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson. On Friday, federal prosecutors accused 46-year-old Charlotte Troxler of stealing about $1.1 million through company checks she deposited into accounts she... more »
  • La. man sentenced in stolen check scheme

    February 18, 2010 5:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A New Orleans man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in a scheme to cash stolen checks. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan on Wednesday sentenced 40-year-old Eddie Matthews III to 37 months in prison and ordered him to pay more... more »
  • La. man gets prison term for bank fraud

    February 4, 2010 3:40 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) A central Louisiana businessman has been sentenced to six years in prison for defrauding banks and private investors out of nearly $4 million. U.S. District Judge Donald Walter in Shreveport also on Thursday ordered 56-year-old William Everett Nichols, of Alexandria, to pay about $3.9 million in restitution.... more »
  • Spokane man accused of defrauding La. bank

    January 23, 2010 12:17 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) Alexandria police say a 31-year-old man from Spokane, Wash., is accused of defrauding a bank three times in five days, with a cell phone and a slick-talking confederate. Christopher J. Walters was booked Friday with one count of defrauding a Sabine Bank branch. He allegedly got more... more »

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