New Orleans man sentenced for Katrina fraud in Jackson

Published 11:59 pm Saturday, January 20, 2007

A New Orleans man has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison after he used a FEMA registration number to get multiple rooms at Jackson hotels after Hurricane Katrina and then rented out the rooms for cash.

Derrick Shane Miller was also sentenced to three years of supervised release following his prison term and ordered to pay $27,811 in restitution to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton said in a Friday statement.

Miller had entered a guilty plea to the charges in October.

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Federal prosecutors said Miller used the FEMA number to secure the rooms from Oct. 28, 2005, to March 31, 2006. He admitted his actions were part of a scheme to defraud the agency.

Miller was indicted June 6 after an investigation by the FBI, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.