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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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.

Updated June 24, 2015