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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Anna Christman

New Orleans Man Sentenced for Arson and Insurance Fraud

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that ALBERT BROWN, age 46, a resident of New Orleans, was sentenced today after having previously pled guilty to multiple criminal counts for his involvement in a 2007 scheme commit insurance fraud by arson.

U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan sentenced BROWN to 60 months of incarceration, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release.

According to court documents, BROWN and others attempted in 2007 to defraud one of his accomplices’ homeowner’s fire insurance company and BROWN’s rental fire insurance company by engaging in sham lease and filing inflated claims for property allegedly burned in the fire. 

BROWN’s co-defendants have previously been sentenced.  DON ANDREWS was sentenced to 20 years incarceration; ANTHONY THOMAS was sentencing to 17 years incarceration; and, ANTHONY HARRIS was sentenced to 10 years incarceration.

 U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the ATF New Orleans Division Office, and arson investigators of the New Orleans Fire Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Nolan D. Paige and Special Assistant United States Attorney Tony Sanders, who is a Special Assistant United States Attorney and currently the Chief of Administration at the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney’s Office, were in charge of the prosecution.

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Field Division: New Orleans Field Division