New Orleans, LA woman pleads guilty of defrauding government programsMarch 6th, 2010 - 2:24 am ICT by BNO News
NEW ORLEANS (BNO NEWS) – A New Orleans, Louisiana resident pleaded guilty on Friday to two counts of theft of government funds relating to fraudulent applications, prosecutors informed.
Elizabeth L. Holiday, 64, made fraudulent claims to the Louisiana Road Home Program (LRA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
The LRA and FEMA offered assistance money for those affected by the disaster. Holiday claimed that she lost her property located at Pecan Street, New Orleans. She received approximately $75,000 as grants from both agencies. Investigations revealed that the property wasn’t used and wasn’t her primary residence at the time of the storm.
Holiday faces a maximum penalty of ten years for each count. Her sentence hearing is scheduled for June 10.
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