Louisiana Man Admits Fraud in Homeowner Case

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A Louisiana man could get up to 20 years in prison for getting a fraudulent Hurricane Katrina grant of nearly $70,000 in Mississippi to fix what he claimed was his primary residence in Gulfport.

Federal prosecutors say neither Gordon L. Guidry, nor his wife, Mary Forsythe Guidry, was living in Gulfport when the hurricane struck.

The Sun Herald reported that Guidry pleaded guilty last month to mail fraud, and is to be sentenced Dec. 2.

In addition to prison, he could be fined up to $250,000 and ordered to repay $69,742 to the Mississippi Development Authority, which provided the money.

Prosecutors say charges are pending against Mary Guidry.

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