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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Franklinton Man Charged with Theft of Funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that EVERETT J. ALLEMAN, JR., age 71, of Franklinton, Louisiana, was charged by way of a Bill of Information with one count of theft of government funds.

According to the charging document, ALLEMAN knowingly stole money of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs that did not belong to him in excess of $1,000.00. As a result, ALLEMAN faces a sentence of up to ten (10) years in prison, up to $250,000 in fines, and up to three (3) years of supervised release.  The matter has been allotted to U.S. District Judge Africk.

U. S. Attorney Evans reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General for their investigation of the matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward J. Rivera is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated August 1, 2018