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New Orleans Woman Sentenced for Theft of More Than $61,000 In Social Security Funds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CATHERINE CAMPBELL WILLIAMS, age 69, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced after previously pleading guilty to Theft of Government Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.

According to court documents, beginning in December 2010 and continuing through 2020, WILLIAMS collected Social Security Administration benefits paid to a deceased relative.  In total, WILLIAMS fraudulently received approximately $61,324 in Social Security Administration benefits to which she was not entitled.

U.S. District Judge Greg G. Guidry sentenced WILLIAMS to three (3) years of Probation and imposed a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.  In addition, WILLIAMS was ordered to pay restitution to the Social Security Administration in the amount of $61,324.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Carboni.

Updated September 20, 2022

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