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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 24, 2016

Former Terrebonne Sheriff’s Detective Charged with Theft of Federal Funds

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that former Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Detective DAWN C. FORET, age 38, of Houma, was charged today in a one count Bill of Information for theft of government funds. 

According to the Bill of Information, from November of 2010 through July of 2012, FORET willfully and knowingly stole at least $1,000 of federal funds from the United States Department of Transportation.

If convicted, theft of government funds carries a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, up to three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and $100 special assessment.   

U.S. Attorney Polite reiterated that today’s Bill of Information describes allegations and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for its handling of the matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Edward J. Rivera and Harry “Bill” McSherry are in charge of the prosecution.

Topic: 
Financial Fraud
Updated June 24, 2016