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Federal charges added for DCFS director

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Posted: Apr 9, 2014 1:29 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Apr 9, 2014 3:42 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: delrice augustus, fraud, DCFS, federal charges

BATON ROUGE - The Department of Justice filed federal charges today against a DCFS audit director already facing state-level charges he misused department funds.

U. S. Attorney Walt Green filed a bill of information to charge Delrice Augustus with federal program fraud. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and other restitution.

Augustus already faces theft and malfeasance charges in Louisiana after investigators said he racked up $30,000 in expenses over a two-year span. Authorities said Augustus admitted to using purchase cards for movies, TV sets, and numerous electronics like iPads and laptops. Investigators said Augustus even purchased a dishwasher and had it delivered to his home.

The federal bill of information claims Augustus' actions also stretched between 2010 and 2014, and used federal funds.

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