FORMER ORLEANS PARISH BOND CLERK, LEAR ENCLARDE, PLEADS GUILTY
LEAR ENCLARDE, age 68, a resident of New Orleans, pled guilty today to Conspiracy to Commit Honest Services Mail Fraud in a one-count Bill of Information, announced U. S. Attorney Dana 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
unlicensed 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.
Upon sentencing, which is scheduled for September 17, 2013, ENCLARDE faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 5 years, a fine of $250,000.00 and 3 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
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