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Orleans Parish Man Pleads Guilty to Concealment of Bankruptcy Related Assets

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

NEW ORLEANSJOSHUA BORGES (“BORGES”), age 38, of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty on to one count of Concealment of Assets, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 152(1), before United States District Judge  Carl J. Barbier, announced United States Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to court records, on or about April 17, 2018, BORGES knowingly and fraudulently failed to disclose property that belonged to him in a bankruptcy case.  Specifically, he knowingly and fraudulently failed to disclose to the trustee charged with control of the debtor’s property and from the creditors and the United States Trustee, $9,000.00 in cash on hand, and his business interest in Elite Enterprise Holding, LLC, which had a value of at least approximately $89,771.08.

Sentencing will be September 28, 2023, and BORGES faces a maximum penalty of five (5) years imprisonment, followed by up to three (3) years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000.00, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office would also like to acknowledge the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations, and the Office of the U.S. Trustee for the Eastern District of Louisiana with this matter.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Edward Rivera of the Financial Crimes Unit and Andre Lagarde of the Public Integrity Unit.


Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated June 8, 2023

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