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Louisiana man pleads guilty in storm aid fraud

4 years ago December 03, 2010 Dec 3, 2010 Friday, December 03 2010 Friday, December 03, 2010 10:59:16 AM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A Ponchatoula man has pleaded guilty to defrauding the American Red Cross of more than $13,000 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Federal prosecutors say 44-year-old Juan Owens pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans after being charged with one count of mail fraud.

Owens will be sentenced on March 2.

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