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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Orleans Woman Pleads Guilty to Role in Illegal Bail Bonds Scheme

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that NICOLE CARRIE, age 36, a resident of New Orleans, pled guilty today to a one-count Bill of Information charging her with conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

According to court documents, CARRIE became a licensed bail bondwoman in 2004.  CARRIE later permitted her name, license, and contracts with an insurance company to be used to operate an illegal bail bonding business located at 538 S. Broad Street in New Orleans.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., set sentencing for May 13, 2015.  CARRIE faces a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter, and the assistance of the Metropolitan Crime Commission, the New Orleans Police Department, and the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant United States Attorneys Michael B. Redmann and Mark A. Miller are in charge of the prosecution.

Updated September 2, 2015