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Louisiana man pleads guilty in storm aid fraud

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Posted: Dec 3, 2010 11:59 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: ponchatoula, new, orleans, red, cross, fraud, plea, guilty, hurricane, katrina, wbrz, louisiana

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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