FORMER ORLEANS PARISH BOND CLERK, LEAR ENCLARDE, CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY
LEAR ENCLARDE, age 68, a resident of New Orleans, was charged with Conspiracy to Commit Honest Services Mail Fraud today in a one-count Bill of Information, announced U. S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.
According to court documents, ENCLARDE, who worked in the Orleans Parish Criminal Clerk’s Office from 1973 through 2010, accepted cash and things of value from an un-licensed bail bondsman in exchange for her permitting the unlicensed bondsman to use the name of another, licensed bondsman and to forge that licensed bondsman’s signature on official court documents.
If convicted, LEAR ENCLARDE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five (5) years, a fine of $250,000 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U. S. Attorney Boente 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 case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Orleans Police Department, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office, and the United States Attorney’s Office.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Dan Friel.
If you believe you have been a victim of fraud from a person or an organization soliciting relief funds on behalf of storm victims or have knowledge of waste, abuse, or allegations of mismanagement involving disaster relief operations, contact the National Center for Disaster Fraud toll free at: (866) 720-5721. You can also fax information to: (225) 334-4707 or e-mail it to: firstname.lastname@example.org