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BELLEVILLE WOMAN CHARGED WITH
DEFRAUDING PUBLIC HOUSING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2011

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced
today that on January 21, 2011, a federal grand jury returned an Indictment against ROSHANDA J.
STORY
, age 30,of Belleville, Illinois. STORY was charged with THEFT OF GOVERNMENT
FUNDS and MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS for converting public housing subsidies to her own
use and for providing false information regarding personal income to continue occupancy of public
housing. STORY faces a penalty of up to 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00, or both,
and a term of supervised release of up to three years for the theft charge and up to 5 years’ imprisonment,
a fine of up to $250,000.00, or both, and a term of supervised release of up to three years for the false
statement charges. All defendants are presumed innocent of any charges until proven guilty beyond a
reasonable doubt to the satisfaction of a jury.

The Indictment follows an investigation by the United States Department of Housing and Urban
Development. The prosecution of the case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Kevin
F. Burke.

 

 

 

 

 

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