New Orleans Man Indicted for False Statements to H.U.D. Program
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
ANDREA HARRISON, age 57, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged by a federal grand jury in a one-count indictment for false statements in relation to programs under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.
According to court documents, a property owned by HARRISON received HUD grant funds as long as it was rented to low-income families. HARRISON submitted false documentation to make it appear that the property was being rented as required, when in truth and in fact, he was living in the property.
If convicted, the defendant faces five years of imprisonment, along with a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Duane Evans reiterated that the indictment 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 Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in investigating this matter. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U. S. Attorney G. Dall Kammer, Deputy Chief of the Fraud Unit.
Updated August 23, 2018