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

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Former Executive Director of B.W. Cooper Resident Management Corporation Indicted

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DARRELL J. WILLIAMS, of Houston, was charged today in a one-count Indictment for conspiracy to misapply, embezzle federal funds and to commit access device fraud.

According to the Indictment, from a time unknown, but prior to January 2009, and continuing through on or about May 19, 2011, WILLIAMS, embezzled in access of $5,000 from B.W. Cooper Resident Management Corporation (B.W. Cooper RMC).  The Indictment continues to allege that WILLIAMS used the B.W. Cooper RMC credit card for personal expenses.

If convicted, WILLIAMS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years, a fine of up to $250,000, three years supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that an Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of HUD-OIG in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Irene González is in charge of the prosecution.


Financial Fraud
Updated May 5, 2016