Subcontractor Admits Role In Katrina Kickback Scheme

Law360, New York (April 4, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT) -- A New Orleans-based subcontractor pled guilty Wednesday for his part in a debris-removal kickback scheme after Hurricane Katrina, as part of a deal to avoid additional charges in connection to the alleged illegal operation.

Anthony Penn, 51, admitted to conspiring to defraud the U.S. by accepting more than $220,000 in kickbacks for his efforts in obtaining debris-removal subcontracts after the 2004 hurricane, according to the plea agreement filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Under the plea deal, Penn faces up to five years in state...
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