New Orleans Woman Sentenced for Theft of Government Funds
U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that CAROLYN TREAUDO, age 54, a of New Orleans, was sentenced today after previously pleading guilty to a one-count Bill of Information for the theft of $94,840 in government funds.
U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced TREAUDO to 4 years’ probation, 6 months of home confinement, and a $10,000 fine. TREAUDO has already made full restitution to the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP).
According to court documents, TREAUDO had admitted to stealing approximately $94,840 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency during 2009 and 2010. The funds were administered by GOHSEP under a program to return disaster-affected locations, including schools, to pre-disaster conditions by reimbursing expenses and paying replacement costs.
U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Department of Homeland Security - Office of the Inspector General in investigating this matter and thanked the Louisiana Legislative Auditor for their assistance. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chandra Menon was in charge of this prosecution.