Woman pleads guilty to impersonating OSHA official
Published: January 25,2013
WIGGINS — A 46-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to federal charges that accuse her of posing as a federal worker to make nearly $216,000 giving fraudulent training classes to fishermen who hoped to get jobs cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.
Connie M. Knight was living in Belle Chasse, La., when the crimes occurred, but currently lives in Wiggins.
According to a plea agreement announced yesterday, Knight impersonated a high-ranking Occupational Safety and Health Administration hazardous waste safety instructor and inspector in order to collect money from people who hoped to work on the cleanup effort that followed the spill.
Knight faces up to 22 years in prison and a $600,000 fine for the three felony criminal charges and one misdemeanor criminal charge. No sentencing date was set.
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