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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. Former Avoyelles Correctional Center warden pleads guilty fraud charges March 13, 2019 | ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that the former warden of the Avoyelles Correctional Center in Cottonport, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell for his scheme to steal more than $150,000 in taxpayer money for his personal benefit.
Additional charges filed against Lynn Cawthorne and his sister related to defrauding a summer feeding program February 28, 2019 | SHREVEPORT, La. – United State Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment today that adds 18 money laundering-related charges to the indictment of Lynn D. Cawthorne, 51, and Belena C. Turner, 47, both of Shreveport. Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Two Handcuffed Inmates at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center February 07, 2019 | Adrian Almodovar III, a former correctional officer at Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, pleaded guilty in federal court today to unlawfully assaulting two handcuffed inmates and to failing to stop other correctional officers from assaulting one of the inmates.
Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street begins third term as President of National Association of Inspectors General January 14, 2019 | After unanimously winning re-election at the annual Board of Directors meeting in Chicago, Louisiana Inspector General Stephen Street has begun his third term as President of the National Association of Inspectors General (AIG). Street has served as AIG President since January 1, 2015. His third term officially began on January 1, 2019. 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.

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