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  • 2 ex-New Orleans cops sentenced in fraud case

    July 18, 2014 7:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Attorney in New Orleans says two former police officers have each been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in theft and fraud conspiracies. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says in a Thursday news release that 39-year-old Rafael Dobard and 33-year-old Quincy Jones... more »
  • Tax preparer sentenced to 18 months in fraud case

    February 3, 2014 7:11 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Natchitoches tax preparer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for her part in a scheme in which she received kickbacks for helping customers prepare false returns so they would get inflated refunds. Lashanda E. Harris was sentenced Friday to the prison term and... more »
  • Authorities seek woman in Prairieville fraud case

    July 10, 2013 9:06 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish authorities are searched for a woman accused of illegally withdrawing money from a woman's bank account. Sheriff's deputies tell The Advocate the fugitive has been seen on surveillance video at Regions Bank in Prairieville using the victim's identification while withdrawing approximately $7,400 from the... more »
  • Former insurance agent gets 5 years in fraud case

    May 17, 2013 8:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 35-year-old Denham Springs man has been sentenced in Baton Rouge federal court to nearly five years in prison and ordered to pay two life insurance companies more than $1.4 million for frauds he committed against them. The Advocate reports Timothy R. Schlatre must report... more »
  • Doctors' former employee sentenced in fraud case

    July 27, 2012 8:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mandeville woman has been sentenced to 3 and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten said Thursday that U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon also ordered 41-year-old Jacqueline Evans Segura to repay $703,263 in restitution... more »
  • Zachary woman sentenced in Medicare fraud case

    July 25, 2012 9:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Zachary woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $10.9 million for frauds committed against Medicare. The Advocate reports Chikenna Jones and her attorney, Michael A. Fiser, told U.S. District Judge James J. Brady Tuesday that the... more »
  • Sentencing in oil spill fraud case postponed

    June 13, 2012 7:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has agreed to postpone a sentencing hearing for a woman who pleaded guilty to submitting a fraudulent claim for money from BP's oil spill compensation fund. Rokeisha Barrios was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, but U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance agreed to delay... more »
  • Sentencing in fraud case delayed

    April 5, 2012 11:04 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A judge has agreed to delay sentencing to allow a Louisiana homebuilder more time to come up with $1 million to repay the Small Business Administration. Victor Planetta, whose business is based in Slidell, La., had pleaded guilty in November to making false statements for money... more »
  • 2 women plead guilty in health care fraud case

    January 25, 2012 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Pineville women have pleaded guilty to federal charges of health care fraud. Forty-seven-year-old Carla Clark and 57-year-old Lillie Lavan enter that pleas Monday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Frank J. Polozola. The women were accused of creating false and misleading medical records and... more »
  • Former attorney sentenced in fraud case

    November 4, 2011 7:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Disbarred Baton Rouge lawyer Randy P. Zinna has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison after admitting he defrauded government pension funds, an 83-year-old widow and others of more than $1.5 million. The Advocate reports U.S. District Judge James J. Brady sentenced Zinna on... more »
  • Chalmette man pleads guilty in Katrina fraud case

    October 7, 2011 6:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 40-year-old Chalmette man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of theft of government funds in a case involving Louisiana's Road Home program. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says Ivan Alfonso entered the plea Thursday before U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk. Letten's office says Alfonso applied... more »
  • Woman sentenced in insurance murder fraud case

    September 23, 2011 6:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 32-year-old woman has been sentenced to five years for her involvement in an insurance scheme that led to a murder in 2004. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon on Thursday sentenced Maria Samuels who pleaded guilty. The scheme involved her brother and a murder-for-hire... more »
  • Mom Arrested in Cancer Fraud Case

    April 22, 2011 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A mom who created an elaborate lie by telling people her child had cancer in order to steal money from them has been charged with multiple counts of theft, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office news release said. Jacinta K. Millikin, 42, told Wildwood... more »
  • Sentencing Date Set in Town of Ball Fraud Case

    April 18, 2011 7:59 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal prosecutor is asking U.S. District Judge Dee Drell to give lesser sentences to four town of Ball officials who cooperated in a disaster-fraud investigation involving former Mayor Roy Hebron. In motions filed Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Cytheria Jernigan asks Drell for leniency in sentencing... more »
  • Jury deadlocks in actress's LA marriage fraud case

    September 3, 2010 10:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge declared a mistrial Friday after jurors told him deliberations had grown hostile in the marriage fraud case of Mexican-born actress Fernanda Romero and her husband. The couple were accused of entering a sham marriage designed to allow the soap opera star to get... more »
  • Feds Indict Man, Woman in Health Care Fraud Case

    June 6, 2010 11:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 44-year-old Franklin man and a woman who worked for him have been indicted on charges of health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Stan Lemelle says a grand jury handed up a 10-count indictment on Thursday against Ray A. Kirt and 57-year-old Peggy Mingo faces six... more »

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