Gulfport man gets prison for grant theft
Published: December 5,2011
GULFPORT — A Gulfport man has been sentenced to six months in prison and ordered to pay more than $118,000 for the theft of government funds intended as homeowner-assistance and disaster-relief for Hurricane Katrina survivors.
U.S. District Court Judge Sul Ozerden on Friday ruled Gerald W. Haydel must make restitution of $115,229 and pay a $3,000 fine.
The judge also sentenced Haydel to three years of probation, to include five months of home confinement.
Haydel pleaded guilty in September, admitting a grant he received after Katrina was for a rental property he owned — not his primary residence.
Haydel’s brother, Michael D. Haydel, pleaded guilty on a lesser charge in September. Michael Haydel is set for sentencing Wednesday.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- WILLOUGHBY: Bernie Reed cites hard work as key to success of Reed’s Metals
- Half century of memories — Christmas on Deer Creek to celebrate 50th anniversary
- Analyst: KiOR Columbus plant may end up sold as scrap
- (UPDATE) Gov. Bryant: $1.2 billion aluminum plant is a very exciting proposition for the state of Mississippi
- Ex-MDEQ leader Fisher joins Butler Snow
- Gulf oil rig explosion kills one worker, injures three
- Federal appeals court: State's abortion law is unconstitutional
- Can Metrocenter rise from the ashes? Again
- Former MDEQ Executive Director Trudy Fisher joins Butler Snow
- Prescott leads field for Conerly Trophy as state's best football player