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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 8, 2014

New Orleans Woman Charged with Theft of Government Funds

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that LAVERNE ROSE, age 68, of New Orleans, was charged today with theft of government funds.

According to the bill of information, from 1990 to 2014, ROSE stole approximately $282,400 from the United States Social Security Administration.  If convicted, ROSE 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 United States Social Security Administration in investigating this matter.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Chandra Menon is in charge of this prosecution.

Updated December 9, 2014