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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Harvey Man, Dominic Terell Lewis, Sentenced For Receipt Of Stolen Government Money

U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite announced that DOMINIC TERELL LEWIS, age 32, a resident of Harvey, Louisiana, was sentenced today after having previously pled of guilty to receipt of stolen government money. 

U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced LEWIS to 5 years probation and restitution in the amount of $4,234.

According to court documents, LEWIS obtained a $4,234 Treasury check that was inadvertently delivered to his home address.  LEWIS knew the check did not belong to him but had another individual forge the payee’s signature and deposit the check.  LEWIS received most of the proceeds.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the U.S. Secret Service in investigating this matter.  Assisstant United States Attorney Chandra Menon is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 18, 2014