[StBernard] LEGAL SECRETARY PLEADS GUILTY TO WIRE FRAUD
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Thu Feb 21 18:19:56 EST 2008
LEGAL SECRETARY PLEADS GUILTY TO WIRE FRAUD
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA -SAMANTHIA MILLER, age 28, of Arabi, Louisiana, pled
guilty today before U. S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier to wire fraud,
announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to the factual basis, MILLER was employed at the law offices of
Frank D'Amico as a legal secretary. During her employment, she stole
approximately $61,647.05 from a credit card held by Frank D'Amico. MILLER
added herself as an authorized user on the credit card account without the
permission or knowledge of D'Amico. The defendant then made numerous cash
withdrawals and internet purchases and negotiated checks from the account
without the authorization of D'Amico. Additionally, as part of the scheme,
MILLER wired money from the credit card account to her personal bank account
at Hibernia National Bank.
MILLER faces a maximum sentence of ten (30) years imprisonment, a $1,000,000
fine, three (5) years supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.
Sentencing is scheduled for May 14, 2008 at 1:30 P.M.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The
prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney G. Dall
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