Oil spill fraud charges against Sorrento councilman, wife
BATON ROUGE - A Sorrento city council member and his wife have been indicted on federal charges alleging fraud in a claim for damages resulting from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
A Thursday news release from Baton Rouge-based U.S. Attorney Walt Green says Randy Anny and Barbara Falgoust Anny were indicted by a grand jury on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud. The two allegedly claimed Anny's 26-foot boat had been damaged by the BP oil spill while at Grand Isle. They allegedly submitted a fraudulent invoice that resulted in $7,800 being paid into a bank account they controlled in 2011.
A call to a telephone number listed under Randy Anny's name was not answered.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Dearman's open for business two years after fire
Diocese reports investigation of sexual misconduct involving local priest
'Tambourine Lady' at Southern, LSU football games garnering national attention
College Drive cleanup kicks off massive city-wide beautification project
Innocent bystander killed in gunfire at underground party