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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 4, 2019

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty To False Statements to H.U.D. Program

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – ANDREA HARRISON, age 57, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty Thursday, February 28, 2019 before Chief United States District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown to 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 Peter G. Strasser.

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.

HARRISON faces 5 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.    

U.S. Attorney Strasser 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, Supervisor, General Crimes.

 

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated March 4, 2019