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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Florida Resident Guilty of Theft of Federal Student Aid Funds and Aggravated Identity Theft Sentenced to 44 Months of Imprisonment

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that ROMAN WILLIAMS, age 36, of Pensacola, Florida, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to theft of government funds and aggravated identity theft.


U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced WILLIAMS to 44 months of imprisonment, to be followed by two years of supervised release after his release from prison. WILLIAMS  was also ordered to pay restitution to his victims.


According to court documents, WILLIAMS falsified federal student loan applications using stolen identities and then used the stolen student aid monies for his own personal use.


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Richard R. Pickens, II was in charge of the prosecution.


Financial Fraud
Identity Theft
Updated December 21, 2017