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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 9, 2014

New Orleans Woman, Qiana Anderson, Sentenced For Conspiracy To Commit Wire Fraud

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that QIANA ANDERSON,  35, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today after having previously pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. 

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced QIANA ANDERSON to two years probation.  In addition, ANDERSON was ordered to pay $18,810 in restitution to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) which was established by BP Exploration and Production, Inc. (BP) concerning the April 10, 2010 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon.  Co-defendant CURTIS ANDERSON is scheduled to be sentenced on October 16, 2014, before Judge Milazzo.

According to court documents, between September 2010 and January 3, 2011, the ANDERSONs submitted false documents and made false statements to the GCCF in support of their claim that CURTIS ANDERSON’s janitorial business lost income as a result of the BP oil spill. 

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Secret Service and FBI in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Spiro G. Latsis is in charge of the prosecution.

Updated November 18, 2014