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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 19, 2018

Laplace Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

DARYL ALEX, age 52, of LaPlace, Louisiana was sentenced today to two years of probation for his role in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today.

According to court documents, ALEX and his wife, Shawanda Nevers, conspired together to unjustly enrich themselves by using and attempting to use bank accounts and credit cards issued in the name of Nevers’s deceased father and to steal funds and obtain property that did not belong to them.  Although Nevers’s father had died on May 5, 2017, on or about May 23, 2016, defendant ALEX placed a telephone call to a credit card company, on which ALEX falsely stated that he was Nevers’s father and had lost his credit card.  ALEX further falsely stated that he, pretending to be the deceased father, had moved to LaPlace, Louisiana and requested a replacement credit card be mailed to an address in LaPlace, Louisiana.  ALEX also caused bad checks to be written that were drawn on Nevers’s father’s bank account and used the father’s bank account to make purchases, using Social Security Administration funds that were deposited after the father’s death.

United States District Judge Susie Morgan also ordered ALEX to pay $247.37 in restitution to the Social Security Administration and to pay a $100 special assessment.

U. S. Attorney Evans commended special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation and the United States Secret Service, New Orleans Field Office, who investigated the case, and AUSAs Hayden Brockett and Loan “Mimi” Nguyen, and Trial Attorney Grace Albinson of the Department of Justice, Tax Division, who are prosecuting this case.

Updated March 19, 2018