COVINGTON MAN CHARGED WITH THEFT OF FEDERAL FUNDS
GARRY MASSIE, age 40, a resident of Covington, was charged today in a bill of information for theft of government funds, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to the bill of information, MASSIE was employed as a loss prevention manager at the Naval Exchange Store located on the Naval Support Activity base, on the West Bank of New Orleans. It is alleged that from April 2010 to October 2010, MASSIE systematically embezzled approximately $50,000 from the Naval Exchange Store.
If convicted, MASSIE faces a maximum sentence of ten (10) years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The matter was investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Spiro Latsis.
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