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

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Orleans Man, James Conrad, Jr., Charged With Stealing From Two Federal Agencies

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JAMES CONRAD, JR., age 49, a resident of New Orleans, was charged yesterday in a bill of information with theft of government funds.

According to the bill of information, from 1998 to 2013, CONRAD stole a total of $247,800 from the Social Security Administration and the Office of Personnel Management. If convicted, CONRAD faces up to ten years’ incarceration and a fine of up to twice the theft amount.  

U.S. Attorney Polite 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 Polite praised the work of the Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General and the Office of Personnel Management - Office of Inspector General in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Chandra Menon is in charge of this prosecution.

(Download Bill of Information )

Updated November 18, 2014