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Defendant Sentenced for Participation in Scheme to Defraud Bossier Parish Community College March 11, 2021 | SHREVEPORT, La. – Audrey Williams, 57, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was sentenced today for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, announced Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook. Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. sentenced Williams to 48 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. Williams was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $286,987.08.
Former Bossier Parish Community College Comptroller Sentenced for Stealing More Than $280,000 February 22, 2021 | SHREVEPORT, La. - Carol Bates, the former comptroller for Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), was sentenced today for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, announced Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook. Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr. sentenced Bates, 50, of Shreveport, Louisiana, to 60 months (5 years) in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release. Bates was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $286,987.08. One Convicted, One Indicted in Scheme to Defraud the USDA's Summer Food Service Program October 26, 2020 | United States Attorney Brandon J. Fremin announced this week that Corey Roshel Powell, age 42, of Delhi, Louisiana, pled guilty before U.S. Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick to wire fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. Janie Johnson Smith, age 40, of Monroe, Louisiana, was also indicted with wire fraud for her participation in the scheme. The pair face terms of imprisonment of up to 20 years, fines, and periods of supervised released upon conviction.
Baton Rouge Man Indicted for Fraud Scheme and Money Laundering Related to Financial Aid Fraud September 10, 2020 | A federal grand jury recently returned a fourteen-count indictment charging Elliott Sterling, age 32, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with wire fraud, financial aid fraud, and engaging in monetary transactions involving property derived from specified unlawful activity. Sterling appeared for his arraignment yesterday and pled not guilty to the pending charges. Former Bossier Parish Community College Comptroller Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $250,000 July 20, 2020 | SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that Carol Bates, the former comptroller for Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), pled guilty today before Chief U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr., to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Four former Angola officers sentenced in beating of handcuffed inmate July 06, 2020 | BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Four former correctional officers at Angola have been sentenced for their roles in assaulting an inmate who was handcuffed, according to U.S. Attorney Brandon Fremin. The Department of Justice reports Daniel Davis, Scott Kennedy, John Sanders, and James Savor, Jr., were sentenced for beating the inmate, conspiring to lie and cover up their misconduct, submitting false reports, tampering with witnesses, and lying under oath. Kennedy, Sanders, and Savoy each pleaded guilty, and Davis was convicted in trials for obstruction and the beating. Former Major at Angola Prison Convicted of Beating a Handcuffed and Shackled Inmate January 31, 2020 | Daniel Davis, 44, a former major at Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) in Angola, Louisiana, was found guilty by a jury yesterday in federal court for his participation in the beating of an inmate who was handcuffed, shackled, and not resisting and for failing to intervene to stop his subordinates from participating in the same beating. In a previous trial in January 2018, 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. Davis was also previously convicted of this beating in November 2018, but was granted a new trial based on juror misconduct.
Webster Parish Non-Profit Director Sentenced for Stealing More Than $1 Million From Federal Feeding Program January 16, 2020 | SHREVEPORT, La. – David C. Joseph, United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, announced that a Cotton Valley woman was sentenced for stealing more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Feeding Service Program, a federal feeding program meant to provide meals to economically disadvantaged children during the summer months when they are not in school. Webster Parish non-profit director pleads guilty to stealing more than $1 million from feeding program September 18, 2019 | SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that Myrna Thomas Quarles, 59, of Cotton Valley, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark L. Hornsby for taking more than $1 million from a federal feeding program meant to provide meals to economically disadvantaged children during the summer months when they are not in school.
Bossier Parish Community College comptroller, 2 others indicted for stealing more than $250,000 June 27, 2019 | SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a federal grand jury indicted Carol Bates, 48, Faith Alexander, 27, and Marquise Perry, 34, all of Shreveport, Wednesday for stealing more than a quarter of a million dollars from Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC). Former Avoyelles Correctional Center warden and ex-wife sentenced to prison for stealing taxpayer money for personal benefit June 17, 2019 | ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that Nathan Burl Cain II, the former warden of the Avoyelles Correctional Center in Cottonport, Louisiana, and his ex-wife, Tonia Bandy Cain were sentenced to 38 months and 8 months in prison, respectively, by United States District Judge Dee D. Drell. They were also sentenced to two years of supervised release following imprisonment and were ordered to pay $42,501.95 in restitution.
Webster Parish nonprofit director indicted for stealing more than $1 million from feeding program May 25, 2019 | SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that Myrna Thomas Quarles, 58, of Cotton Valley, Louisiana, was indicted by a federal grand jury for taking more than $1 million from a federal feeding program meant for low-income children. Former fire inspector gets probation for lying about inspection of Grand Isle motel where fatal fire occurred April 25, 2019 | A former fire marshal’s inspector who was convicted of attempting to injure public records for trying to hide his failure to inspect a Grand Isle motel where two people died in a fire was sentenced Thursday (April 25) to one year of probation.
Former state fire inspector Nunzio Marchiafava convicted of records felony April 12, 2019 | District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office on Friday (April 12) announced the felony conviction of a former inspector with the state fire marshal’s office who attempted to hide his failure to inspect a Grand Isle motel where two people died in a blaze in September 2012. Ex-fire inspector convicted of felony in case linked to deadly Grand Isle motel blaze April 12, 2019 | A former state fire inspector who tried to hide the fact that he failed to visit a Grand Isle motel months before a fatal fire was convicted of attempting to injure public records on Thursday, New Orleans prosecutors said.

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