NEW ORLEANS MAN, LAM NGUYEN, SENTENCED FOR THEFT OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS
LAM NGUYEN, age 40, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., to four years probation for theft of government funds, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente. NGUYEN was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $47,808 to the Social Security Administration.
According to court documents, NGUYEN’s mother was receiving social security benefits before her death. When she died, these benefits should have terminated. However, NGUYEN continued to receive the benefit checks, which were sent to his residence. NGUYEN deposited the checks into his bank account. NGUYEN converted these funds to his personal use knowing that he was not entitled to receive those benefits.
The case was investigated by the United States Social Security Administration- Office of Inspector General, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Loan “Mimi” Nguyen.
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