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  • Lake Charles woman pleads guilty to wire fraud

    October 1, 2013 9:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 60-year-old woman accused of stealing more than $500,000 from her employer has pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley's office said Monday that Carol A. Thrasher, of Lake Charles, entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Richard T. Haik... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    August 15, 2013 9:28 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A woman charged with hiring three men to kill her husband avoided the death penalty when she pleaded guilty in a St. Tammany Parish courtroom to first-degree murder. The Times-Picayune reports 45-year-old Gina Scramuzza was sentenced by Judge August Hand Wednesday to life in prison without... more »
  • Marrero woman pleads guilty to financial-aid fraud

    July 26, 2013 9:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Marrero woman has pleaded guilty to federal financial-aid fraud during a brief hearing before U.S. District Judge Lance Africk. The Times-Picayune reports Africk set Shanera Washington-Sylve's sentencing for Oct. 24. She was charged last month with lying about her marital status when applying for financial... more »
  • La. woman pleads guilty to stealing from nonprofit

    July 26, 2012 7:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A woman who served as chief financial officer of a Metairie nonprofit company has pleaded guilty to a charge she embezzled nearly $250,000 from her former employer and another company official. Thirty-eight-year-old Kelley Williams, of Terrytown, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and... more »
  • Miss. woman pleads guilty to using bogus checks

    May 3, 2012 5:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi woman has pleaded guilty in New Orleans to using counterfeit bank checks to purchase vehicles from several dealerships in southeast Louisiana. Twenty-six-year-old Gina Seawright, of Bay St. Louis, Miss., faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following her... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

    April 10, 2012 9:48 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 39-year-old Pineville woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the October 2011 death of a prison inmate on work detail. The Town Talk reports Kellie Geisel also pleaded guilty to vehicular negligent injury on Monday. She will be sentenced April 27 by state district... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to Road Home fraud

    June 10, 2011 9:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 65-year-old Harvey woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding the Road Home program. According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Cecile Payne's primary residence when Hurricane Katrina hit was in Harvey, but she applied for Road Home money claiming a New Orleans rental house she owned as... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to Katrina fraud

    June 10, 2011 9:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Houston woman is facing up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to getting housing money fraudulently after Hurricane Katrina. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Karen Jones pleaded guilty Wednesday in New Orleans to one count of wire fraud and one... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty in theft from state

    June 7, 2011 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge woman accused of stealing more than $20,000 from the state while employed by the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness has pleaded guilty to felony theft. Thirty-year-old Michelle Harrison entered her plea Monday. The Advocate reports Harrison will be sentenced... more »
  • Pineville Woman Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

    August 26, 2010 8:45 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Pineville woman has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud in a case that involved using someone else's identity to steal money by opening accounts at various banks and credit card companies. The Town Talk reports that 36-year-old Lanetta Littleton faces... more »
  • Slidell Woman Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

    July 2, 2010 6:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Slidell woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining disaster aid from the American Red Cross in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Federal prosecutors said 27-year-old Sylvia Barnes submitted four applications for assistance and received $4,695 when the Red Cross limited awards to a one-time payment of up... more »
  • Woman Pleads Guilty to Red Cross Fraud

    May 27, 2010 7:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 27-year-old Hammond woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding the American Red Cross. Keyona Dalton pleaded guilty to making fraudulent applications for financial assistance during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. According to court documents, the Red Cross made disaster assistance money of up... more »

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