BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Greensburg woman convicted of theft of government funds has been sentenced to 33 months in prison, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Gathe, Jr.
According to Gathe, the court also sentenced Neiyondra Rogers, 38, to serve three years of supervised release after her prison term and ordered her to pay $179,252.85 in restitution to the USDA’s Child
and Adult Care Food Program, $20,832 to the Small Business Administration (SBA), and $16,961 to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
“Neiyondra Rogers used funds designated for the USDA Summer Foods Service Program, which provides nutritional meals for children in low-income families, for her own personal expenses. Defrauding taxpayers and taking food out of the mouths of children who can’t provide for themselves is reprehensible,” said Douglas A. Williams, Jr., FBI New Orleans Special Agent in Charge. “I would like to thank our partners at the U.S. Attorney’s Office Middle District of Louisiana and Louisiana Office of Inspector General for their efforts in helping the FBI disrupt this type of fraud.”
“This defendant committed fraud in government programs intended for underprivileged children and those adversely affected by Covid-19. Prosecuting this type of fraud is a high priority of this office, and I want to thank our prosecutors and our law enforcement partners for their efforts in bringing this defendant to justice,” said Gathe.