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Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE) Supplemental Report

Date Published: 12-18-2023
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This supplemental public report details further investigation into the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners.

Springfield Man Sentenced to 48 Months in Federal Prison for Wire Fraud in Connection with Fraudulent Scheme to Obtain Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

Date Published: 09-15-2023
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Baton Rouge, La - United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that U.S. Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced Chaz Ryan Watkins, age 35, of Springfield, Louisiana, to 48 months in federal prison following his conviction for wire fraud in connection with a fraudulent scheme to obtain pandemic unemployment benefits.

Former Financial Director of Monroe Hospital Sentenced for Committing Wire Fraud

Date Published: 06-21-2023
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MONROE, La. – Edward Calloway, 44, of West Monroe, Louisiana, has been sentenced on federal wire fraud charges, announced United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown. At the sentencing hearing, Chief United States District Judge Terry A. Doughty sentenced Calloway to 24 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

Public report issued regarding Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE)

Date Published: 05-08-2023
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The linked report details our investigation into certain actions of the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE) and certain employees of the board after the board's chief administrative officer, Fabian Blache III, was placed on Administrative Leave in July of 2021.

Springfield Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Wire Fraud in Connection with Fraudulent Scheme to Obtain Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

Date Published: 02-10-2023
Category: General

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that Chaz Ryan Watkins, age 35, of Springfield, Louisiana, pled guilty before U.S. Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick to wire fraud in connection with a fraudulent scheme to obtain pandemic unemployment benefits. As a result of his plea, Watkins faces up to 20 years imprisonment...

Baton Rouge Man Sentenced to 132 Months in Federal Prison for Fraud Scheme and Money Laundering Relating to Financial Aid and COVID Fraud

Date Published: 01-11-2023
Category: General

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced Elliott Sterling, age 34, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 132 months in federal prison following his convictions for wire fraud, financial aid fraud, and engaging in monetary transactions involving property derived from specified unlawful activity...

Former Southern University Professor Sentenced to 24 Months in Federal Prison for Mail Fraud and Money Laundering After Living as a Fugitive in Iran and Turkey for More than a Decade

Date Published: 08-04-2022
Category: General

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that U.S. District Judge John W. deGravelles sentenced Parviz Sharifrazi, age 70, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 24 months in federal prison following his convictions for mail fraud and money laundering...

Greensburg Woman Sentenced to Federal Prison for Theft of Government Funds

Date Published: 04-29-2022
Category: General

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr. announced that U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced Neiyondra Rogers, age 38, of Greensburg, Louisiana, to 33 months in federal prison following her conviction for theft of government funds...

Federal Jury Convicts Baton Rouge Man of Fraud Scheme and Money Laundering Relating to Financial Aid Fraud

Date Published: 03-22-2022
Category: General

United States Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr., announced the conviction of Elliot Sterling, age 33, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana...

Former Caddo Parish Commissioner and Sister Sentenced to Time in Federal Prison

Date Published: 03-16-2022
Category: General

SHREVEPORT, La. - United States Attorney Brandon B. Brown announced that Lynn D. Cawthorne, 55, a former Caddo Parish Commissioner, and his sister...

Minden, Louisiana Woman Sentenced for Theft of Government Funds

Date Published: 11-23-2021
Category: General

Jackson, MS – A Minden woman was sentenced on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, to 24 months...

Caddo Parish Commissioner and Sister Plead Guilty to Federal Charges Just Days Before Trial Set to Begin

Date Published: 11-05-2021
Category: General

SHREVEPORT, La. - Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that two defendants scheduled to begin trial Monday, November 8, 2021...

Delhi Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Scheme to Defraud the USDA's Summer Food Service Program

Date Published: 10-08-2021
Category: General

Acting United States Attorney Ellison C. Travis announced that U.S. Chief Judge Shelly D. Dick sentenced Corey Roshel Powell, age 43, of Delhi, Louisiana...

Minden, Louisiana Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

Date Published: 07-20-2021
Category: General

Jackson, MS – Teressia Garner, 60, of Minden, Louisiana, pleaded guilty on July 9, 2021, to embezzling, and converting government funds...

Defendant Sentenced for Participation in Scheme to Defraud Bossier Parish Community College

Date Published: 03-11-2021
Category: General

SHREVEPORT, La. – Audrey Williams, 57, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was sentenced today for conspiracy to commit wire fraud...

Former Bossier Parish Community College Comptroller Sentenced for Stealing More than $280,000

Date Published: 02-22-2021
Category: General

SHREVEPORT, La. - Carol Bates, the former comptroller for Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), was sentenced today for conspiracy to commit wire fraud...

One Convicted, One Indicted in Scheme to Defraud the USDA's Summer Food Service Program

Date Published: 10-26-2020
Category: General

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...

Baton Rouge Man Indicted for Fraud Scheme and Money Laundering Related to Financial Aid Fraud

Date Published: 09-10-2020
Category: General

A federal grand jury recently returned a fourteen-count indictment charging Elliott Sterling, age 32, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with wire fraud...

Former Bossier Parish Community College Comptroller Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $250,000

Date Published: 07-20-2020
Category: General

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.

Louisiana State Inspector General

MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 94095, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 602 North 5th Street, Suite 621, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

PHONE NUMBER: (225) 342-4262 | FAX NUMBER: (225) 342-6761

FRAUD AND ABUSE HOTLINE: 866-201-2549

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