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.