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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 17, 2020

Slidell Woman Indicted for FEMA Fraud

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – SCHSHINETIA ANDERSON, age 42, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, was indicted for filing false claims against the government, announced U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser.  If convicted, ANDERSON faces a maximum term of 5 years imprisonment, 3 years supervised release, $250k fine and a $100 special assessment. 

According to court documents, on or about August 18, 2016, ANDERSON filed a fraudulent request, totaling approximately $22,104.00, for financial assistance due to a natural disaster related to the alleged loss of her primary residence.

United States Attorney Strasser reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security in investigating this matter.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U. S. Attorney G. Dall Kammer, Supervisor of the General Crimes Unit.

 

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Topic(s): 
Disaster Fraud
Updated January 17, 2020