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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Texas man sentenced to 43 months for conspiring to steal more than $230,000 using false credit cards

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced  that a Houston man was sentenced Monday to three years and seven months in prison for conspiring with other Texas residents to steal more than $230,000 at Louisiana casinos using unauthorized credit cards.

 

Antoine Ladon Williams, 35, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of conspiracy, using or trafficking in unauthorized access devices. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $188,089 restitution.

 

According to the guilty pleas, Williams and other defendants conspired from October 2014 to October 2015 to use or traffic in unauthorized access devices. Williams provided members of the conspiracy with false temporary Texas identification cards and credit cards. Members of the conspiracy would then travel to casinos throughout the Western District of Louisiana and use the access devices to illegally receive cash advances.

 

The other members of the conspiracy charged in the Western District of Louisiana are: Miocha Michelle Walker, 35, Houston; Ernest Joseph Duhon III, 44, Pearland, Texas; Leanna Marie Hanchett, 46, Port Fresno, Texas; Donald Wayne Brown, 59, Houston, Texas; and Sharlene Yvette Lott, 44, Houston. These defendants previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy and were also ordered to pay $188,089 in restitution.

 

See the table below for more information:

 

Defendants

Date of plea

Sentencing date

Prison time

Walker

March 27, 2017

Sept. 21, 2017

12 months

Duhon

Feb. 28, 2017

June 8, 2017

37 months

Hanchett

Jan. 24, 2017

July 26, 2017

40 months

Brown

March 13, 2017

Aug. 16, 2017

24 months

Lott

March 6, 2017

July 26, 2017

24 months

The FBI and Louisiana State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. McCoy prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated April 3, 2018