Caddo Parish Commissioner Indicted

Caddo commissioner indicted on federal fraud charges

By Gary Hines – KTBS-TV3

Caddo Parish Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne was indicted Thursday on federal charges he diverted money from a federal summer feeding program program to himself.

Cawthorne, the president of a social-service agency that got federal money for the summer meal program, is accused of exaggerating the number of meals actually provided to low-income children. Federal prosecutors said more than $536,000 was involved.

Cawthorne, 51, was named in an eight-count indictment charging wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Also indicted was the social-service agency’s director, Belena Turner, 46, of Shreveport.

Cawthorne was president of United Citizens and Neighborhood, which received federal money to provide meals to low-income children when school is not in session.

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2 Responses to “Caddo Parish Commissioner Indicted”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    That was a feeding program and Cawthorne’s vices damn sure won’t feed themselves.

  2. Oldman Says:

    They were doing it for the children,leave them alone,,,not.

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