Two more sentences handed down for Deepwater Horizon fraud, claimants falsely alleged commercial fishing ties

NEW ORLEANS – Two St. Tammany Parish residents were recently sentenced for their roles in defrauding the Deepwater Horizon claims center in which they claimed to have lost wages as fisherman, but were found to have never been employed in the seafood industry.

Slidell residents Ramona Hudson, 52, and Darrell Morris, 55, were both sentenced last Thursday for conspiracy to defraud the Deepwater Horizon settlement fund.

Hudson was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk to four years probation and six month of house arrest in addition to being required to pay back $75,000. Morris was sentenced by U.S. District […]