Meridian Star


April 3, 2013

Plea change hearing set in Katrina fraud case

GULFPORT, Miss. —  

A change of plea hearing is scheduled this month for a man charged with lying about his primary residence to collect Hurricane Katrina relief money.

The indictment issued in January says Lawrence Booker made the false statement in 2008 when he applied for a grant from the Mississippi Development Authority.

The indictment says Booker claimed to have a primary residence at a certain address in Moss Point when Katrina hit on Aug. 29, 2005. Prosecutors say the address was not his primary residence.

The change of plea hearing is scheduled for April 12 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.


Text Only
Biz Marquee
New Today

Are you for or against Common Core — which is mandated by the state — being taught in Mississippi schools?

     View Results
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide