U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that MICHAELLE MARTINEZ, age 38, of Marrero, was indicted today for Theft of Government Funds.
According to the Superseding Indictment, MARTINEZ identified
beneficiaries who were entitled to receive retroactive or back payments
from the Social Security Administration (“SSA”). MARTINEZ would change the recipient’s deposit information and would divert the SSA money bank accounts controlled by the defendant. MARTINEZ then changed the deposit information back before the beneficiaries would notice a problem. ...
If convicted, MARTINEZ faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, followed by up to three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.