May 13, 2010 9:30 AM by Sharlee Jacobs

3 Plead in Food Stamp Case

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The former director of the St. Mary Parish
911 district and two former state employees have pleaded guilty to
federal fraud charges.
Marich Anderson, the former 911 director, and the two former
state employees admitted to using fraudulently obtained disaster
food stamp cards for purchases in 2005. They pleaded guilty
Wednesday in federal court in Lafayette, according to The Advocate
newspaper of Baton Rouge.
Each faces up to 20 years in prison along with fines and
restitution. Their plea deals also calls for each to cooperate in
an ongoing investigation involving food stamp fraud following
hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike.


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