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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Philadelphia Man Charged With False Statement Related To Federal Assistance For Storm Damage

PHILADELPHIA –Kevin Thomas, 51, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by information, filed yesterday, with making a material false statement, in connection with his false certifications relating to rental assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the wake of Tropical Storm Lee announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.

If convicted, Kevin Thomas faces a maximum possible sentence of 5 years in prison, 3 years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and a $100 special assessment. 

The case was investigated by the United States Department of Homeland Security OIG and United States Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Joan E. Burnes.

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UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, EASTERN DISTRICTof PENNSYLVANIA
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PATTY HARTMAN, Media Contact, 215-861-8525

Updated December 15, 2014