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

Thursday, February 21, 2019

LaPlace Man Charged With Making False Statement to the Small Business Administration

NEW ORLEANS –  U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that KEITH CRAIG, age 57, a resident of LaPlace, Louisiana, was charged yesterday in a one-count Bill of Information with making a false statement to the Small Business Administration, in violation of 18 U.S.C. ' 1001.

If convicted, CRAIG faces a term of imprisonment of up to five (5) years imprisonment, followed by a term of supervised release of up to three (3) years, and a $250,000 fine.

U. S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that a Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the United States Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorney Duane A. Evans is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated February 21, 2019