E-Rate Fraudster Gets 1 Year For $2.5M Conspiracy

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday sentenced an admitted fraudster to one year in prison for helping to rig $2.5 million in subsidized contracts from E-Rate, a federal program that provides Internet access to poor schools.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon ordered the defendant, Barrett C. White, to pay a $4,000 fine in addition to the jail time, the U.S. Department of Justice said. White pled guilty in March to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, becoming one of dozens of people ensnared in a...
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