New Orleans man indicted on charges of fraud
BATON ROUGE - A grand jury has indicted a New Orleans man accused of fraudulently claiming to be in charge of a nonprofit organization to solicit donations for what he said would be a war veterans home.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Monday that the Baton Rouge grand jury charged 41-year-old Philip Gibson with bribery, theft by fraud, perjury, filing a false public record and obstruction of justice.
Gibson is accused of posing as the executive director of Love Outreach Fellowship and claimed the organization wanted to turn a blighted apartment complex into a veterans home. Caldwell's office says Gibson was never given permission to represent the organization and had falsified documents to show him authorized to act on the nonprofit's behalf.
No attorney for Gibson could be immediately located Monday.