Office of State Inspector General, State of Louisiana | Stephen B. Street, Jr., State Inspector General
Former Major at Angola Prison Convicted of Beating a Handcuffed and Shackled Inmate November 08, 2018 | Daniel Davis, 41, a former Major at Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) in Angola, Louisiana, was found guilty by a jury today in federal court for beating an inmate who was handcuffed, shackled, and not resisting. In a previous trial in January, Major Davis was convicted of conspiring with other officers to cover up the beating by devising a false cover story, submitting false reports documenting that cover story, tampering with witnesses, and lying under oath. Four other officers—former Captains James Savoy, John Sanders, and Scotty Kennedy, and former Sergeant Willie Thomas—have all previously pleaded guilty for their roles in the beating and cover up. At Davis’s trial, Captains Sanders and Kennedy testified for the government and described the abuse and the extensive cover up.
One Correctional Officer indicted, two plead guilty for assaulting handcuffed and shackled inmate at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center October 31, 2018 | A former correctional officer at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges of beating a handcuffed and shackled inmate, and conspiring with other officers to cover up their misconduct by falsifying official reports and lying to investigators. Two other correctional officers, Eric Norwood and Charles Philson, have previously pleaded guilty for their roles in the assault of the inmate. Court reinstates conviction in Hollywood South fraud case August 10, 2018 | A movie producer and a lawyer who were spared prison time in a fraud case involving Louisiana's "Hollywood South" film tax credit program faced renewed legal woes Thursday (Aug. 9) when a federal appeals court reinstated some of the convictions a judge had thrown out.
U.S. Fifth Circuit Reinstates Hoffman, Arata Felony Fraud Counts, Vacates Probation Sentences August 09, 2018 | United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit ruling. Former Baker City Court Probation Officer Convicted of Public Bribery August 06, 2018 | Baton Rouge – Louisiana State Inspector General Stephen Street announced today that, after a joint criminal investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Louisiana State Inspector General, a state criminal jury has convicted PERON MCCASTLE, 56, of Public Bribery, a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. On July 31, a 19th Judicial District Court jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict after evidence was presented by prosecutors from the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s office. MCCASTLE is scheduled to be sentenced on November 15, 2018.
Former Avoyelles Correctional Center warden's ex-wife pleads guilty to conspiracy charge July 09, 2018 | ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that the ex-wife of a former warden for the Avoyelles Correctional Center pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Tonia Bandy, ex-wife of former prison warden Nate Cain, to plead guilty in corruption case June 28, 2018 | The ex-wife and co-defendant of former Louisiana prison warden Nate Cain intends to plead guilty in the federal corruption case in which the two are charged, court records indicate.
Case against former warden Nate Cain and ex-wife in alleged ripoff of Avoyelles prison will move forward June 18, 2018 | The criminal case against former prison warden Nate Cain and his ex-wife will move forward after a federal judge denied their request to suppress evidence key to their indictments for improper purchases on the Avoyelles prison's dime. Federal grand jury indicts two for stealing $536,000 from children’s meal program April 26, 2018 | SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that a federal grand jury returned charges against two Shreveport individuals who ran a nonprofit corporation for stealing more than $536,000 from a program meant to supply meals to children during the summer.
Inspector General Releases 2017 Annual Report March 08, 2018 Former Major at Angola Prison Convicted of Federal Obstruction Offenses in Connection with Beating of Handcuffed and Shackled Inmate January 29, 2018 | A former Major at Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) in Angola, Louisiana, was found guilty Friday in federal court for conspiring to cover up the beating of a handcuffed and shackled inmate, and for writing a false report, falsifying official records, and lying under oath about what happened.
Former School Owner and CEO Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Federal Financial Aid Fraud Scheme January 19, 2018 | BATON ROUGE, LA – Acting United States Attorney Corey R. Amundson announced today that on Friday, January 19, 2018, Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced ALDEN HALL, age 58, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to serve 30 months in federal prison for her multi-year scheme to defraud the United States Department of Education and steal Pell Grant funds. The Court also ordered HALL to make restitution payments to her victim in the amount of $276,220 and pay a $500 special assessment. HALL will be required to serve a two-year term of supervised release upon her release from prison. Thibodaux Woman Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Theft of Government Check January 03, 2018 | Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JILL ANDRAS LEBLANC, a/k/a JILL FREMIN, age 41, of Thibodaux, pled guilty today one count of wire fraud and one count of theft of government funds.
Arcadia Council Woman to Spend a Year in Prison for Theft January 03, 2018 | An Arcadia council woman will spend a year in jail following her sentencing Wednesday in Bienville District Court for a felony theft conviction. District Judge Glenn Fallin also placed Patricia Hampton on two years of supervised probation with a special condition that she make full restitution to the town of Arcadia. CFO of Non-Profit Sentenced for Theft of Federal Grant Funds December 21, 2017 | Acting US Attorney Duane E. Evans announced that Rickey Roberson, age 49, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to one count of theft of federal grant funds.


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