Sentencing for ex-NOAH director delayed until Friday

Sentencing for ex-NOAH director delayed until Friday


Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Prosecutors say a nonprofit agency's former director should repay the federal government $350,000 overpaid to contractors hired to gut houses after Hurricane Katrina.

Defense attorney Edward Castaing says Stacey Jackson should be held responsible for about $150,000 of the overpayments by New Orleans Affordable Housing.

U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon must decide what Jackson must repay as part of her sentence on one count of conspiracy. Jackson pleaded guilty.

Sentencing was originally set for Thursday but has been postponed until Friday morning.

Paperwork filed with Jackson's guilty plea listed nearly $50,000 in kickbacks.

Federal prosecutor Fred Harper told Lemmon the indictment gives examples rather than a full accounting.

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