Jesse and Latonya Robinson: Washington Park Couple Allegedly Stole Money Intended for Hurricane Katrina Victims
But while some of the residents probably should be eligible for some sort of disaster relief benefits they definitely are not. Well, all of them except for 57-year-old Jesse Robinson and 40-year-old Latoya Robinson.
According to federal prosecutors in Southern Illinois, the couple applied for and received taxpayer dollars that were supposed to go to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
According to the Belleville News-Democrat, both Robinsons were indicted earlier this week by a grand jury on one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and three counts of mail fraud.
Latonya was also charged with lying to U.S. Postal Inspectors who came to investigate the fraud and with making false statements to the USDA in order to obtain food stamps.
If convicted, the freeloaders face up to 20 years in prison and more than $250,000 in fines.