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Gorham Woman Sentenced to Three Months for Federal Program Fraud

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

Portland, Maine:  Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Jamie Hussey, 35, of Gorham, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to three months in prison and one year of supervised release for federal program fraud.  She was also ordered to pay $92,877 in restitution.

Court records show that between February 2014 and September 2016, the defendant embezzled money from the South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA), an agency that that administers public housing units and that receives federal benefits each year under programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”).   While employed as the SPHA Resident Services Coordinator for the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), the defendant illegally caused 48 checks to be issued in the names of FSS program participants and deposited into her personal bank account.

The case was investigated by HUD-Office of the Inspector General and the South Portland Police Department.


Daniel J. Perry
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Updated September 28, 2017