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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 20, 2014

New Orleans Woman Charged with Theft of Government Funds

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that CAROLYN TREAUDO, age 53, of Marrero, was charged today in a one-count Bill of Information with theft of government funds.

According to the Bill of Information, in 2009 and 2010, TREAUDO stole approximately $94,840 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. If convicted, TREAUDO faces up to ten years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000.

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 Department of Homeland Security - Office of Inspector General in investigating this matter and thanked the Louisiana Legislative Auditor for its assistance. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chandra Menon is in charge of this prosecution.

 

Updated November 21, 2014