Former Homer Housing Authority Director Pleads Guilty
The former Executive Director of the Homer Housing Authority and five others have pled guilty in Shreveport Federal Court to theft of government money and property. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 34-year-old Michelle Green and the other defendants indicted with her back in July have admitted that Green had checks issued to friends and relatives for work that was not being performed. Several people readily admitted that they got the checks from Green and would cash them and then kick back the majority of the funds to her. Federal prosecutors say the scheme began in late 2007 and continued until Green was fired in April of last year. In all, they say the amount involved was over $400,000. All six are scheduled for sentencing February 12th. Each faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250-thousand, or both.