Chalmette woman pleads guilty to theft of Social Security

Published 3:48 pm Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Jamie Marie Killian (“Killian”), age 41, of Chalmette, Louisiana, pled guilty today to theft of government funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.

Beginning in or about August 2013, and continuing until in or about June 2020, in the Eastern District of Louisiana and elsewhere, the defendant, Jamie Marie Killian, did knowingly embezzle, steal, purloin, and convert to her use, money belonging to the United States and a department and agency thereof, namely, money of the Social Security Administration, to which she knew she was not entitled, when she utilized approximately $99,940 in Social Security Administration funds.

Killian faces a maximum penalty of ten (10) years imprisonment, followed by up to three (3) years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee. Sentencing in this matter is scheduled for October 27, 2021, before United States District Judge Lance M. Africk.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office would also like to acknowledge the assistance of the Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General with this matter. The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian M. Klebba, Chief of the Financial Crimes Unit.