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New Orleans Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CORTEZ THOMPSON, age 34, of New Orleans, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud.


U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced THOMPSON to three years probation.


According to court documents, from in or about December 2012 and continuing though in or about June 2013, THOMPSON and his co-conspirators were involved in a scheme to unlawfully obtain money through the distribution of counterfeit United States Postal Service money orders. To this end, THOMPSON and his co-conspirators would, among other things, procured, produced, and caused to be produced counterfeit United States Postal Service money orders, distributed them via the mail, and negotiated them in order to share the illegal proceeds of the crime.   


Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Loan "Mimi" Nguyen was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 30, 2017