Another DCFS auditor pleads guilty
BATON ROUGE - A second auditor from the Louisiana Department of Children Family Services has pleaded guilty in a fraud case that bilked the department of thousands in federal funds.
U.S. Attorney Walt Green said Friday in a news release that 38-year-old Kaneasha Goston, of Baton Rouge, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge James J. Brady to a charge of theft from a federally-funded entity. Goston faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, forfeiture of the proceeds gained from the offense and restitution.
A sentencing date has not been set.
Goston was a managing auditor in the department's Bureau of Auditing and Compliance Services. Green says she admitted engaging in a scheme with the department's director, Delrice Augustus, to receive reimbursement for official travel that didn't occur.
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