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Mississippi man sentenced in Road Home fraud

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Posted: Jun 4, 2010 5:05 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Mississippi, sentenced, federal court, guilty, fraud, Louisiana Road Home Program, Wayne L. Manning, probation, Hurricane Katrina, restitution

A man from Mississippi has been sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to one count of making false statements to a federal agency.

Wayne L. Manning was sentenced to five years probation for a fraudulent application he made to the Louisiana Road Home Program after Hurricane Katrina.

Manning also was ordered to pay $65,000 in restitution.

Manning received the Road Home grant for damages to commercial property he owned in New Orleans.

He claimed he was a resident of the property at the time of the storm, but actually lived in
Mississippi.

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