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Date: 05-31-2024

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United States of America v. Scott P. Richard

Case Number: 2:23-cr-00236

Judge: Eldon E. Fallon

Court: The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (Orleans Parish)

Plaintiff's Attorney: The United States Attorney’s Office in New Orleans

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Description:

New Orleans, Louisiana criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with Embezzling from Houma Company

Systems Engineer Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling from Houma Company



SCOTT P. RICHARD (“RICHARD”), age 48, of Raceland, La., was a systems engineer for Company A, entrusted with the specification, purchase, installation, and support of equipment and systems used by the company’s technology infrastructure. RICHARD admitted to fraudulently using the corporate credit card issued to him by Company A for his own personal benefit. RICHARD embezzled money from his employer by creating false invoices for a shell company he controlled and using his corporate card to make fraudulent purchases from the shell company. RICHARD also made unauthorized purchases of equipment, for his own personal use, with his corporate card. From January 1, 2012 through September 27, 2021, RICHARD fraudulently diverted $526,569.42 from Company A to himself.

In addition to his incarceration sentence, RICHARD was ordered to pay restitution of $526,569.42 to Company A. Judge Fallon also sentenced RICHARD to three years of supervised release as well as payment of a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Orleans Field Office, in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew R. Payne of the Financial Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.

Outcome:

Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to a year and a day in prison. In addition to his incarceration sentence, Richard was ordered to pay restitution of $526,569.42 to Company A. Judge Fallon also sentenced Richard to three years of supervised release as well as payment of a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.

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