Zurik: Alternatives Living directors face new corruption charges

Zurik: Alternatives Living directors face new corruption charges
Facebook photo shows Ada Craige-Roberson and Rickey Roberson inside the Red Fish Grill, April 8, 2012.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The subjects of a FOX 8 investigation face more corruption charges.

A federal grand jury returned a new 12-count indictment for conspiracy and theft of federal funds against the directors of the nonprofit Alternatives Living.

The charges follow a lengthy Lee Zurik investigation that questioned whether the officers were using federal funds to pay for restaurant meals, travel, and sporting event tickets.

Rickey Roberson and his wife, Ada Craige-Roberson, were indicted last year.  The new indictment essentially adds to the charges.

The new findings include the Robersons' use of $5,700 of federal funds to pay for their daughter's cell phone bill, $3,300 on a Cadillac Escalade, and almost $14,000 on Saints and Pelicans tickets.

The Robersons are scheduled to go to trial in late August.

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