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Bossier City Man Sentenced for Theft of Government Funds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that BRUCE LYDEL, age 59, of Bossier City, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information charging him with  theft of government funds.

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced LYDEL to five years probation, including six months of home detention.  Additionally, LYDEL was ordered to pay $203,218 in restitution to the Social Security Administration.

According to court documents, LYDEL received Social Security Title II Benefit payments to which he knew he was not entitled.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the United States Social Security Administration- Office of Inspector General for investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Loan "Mimi" Nguyen was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 12, 2015

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