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New Orleans woman charged with stealing federal grant money

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A New Orleans woman is charged accused of stealing money from a non-profit charitable corporation.

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced the charges Tuesday.

According to the Bill of Information, from March 2010 until June 2012, 42-year-old Kim Cassell knowingly used more than $140,000 in federal grant money for her personal benefit, rather than for its intended educational purposes.

Open World Family Services, Inc. was organized for the purpose of helping students in the greater New Orleans area grow academically.

If convicted, Cassell faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine and restitution to the United States Department of Education.

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