Federal Grand Jury Indicts New Orleans Man for Fraud
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 26, 2012|
NEW ORLEANS—Matthew Gardner, age 35, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged today in a one-count indictment by a federal grand jury for theft concerning programs receiving federal funds, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to court documents, from December of 2009 through April of 2010, Gardner, who was employed by Dillard University, concealed his ownership of a company named All N One Services LLC from Dillard and fraudulently overbilled Dillard $87,393 for repairs to Dillard property.
If convicted, Gardner faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a maximum fine $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
U.S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward J. Rivera of the Strike Force Unit.