BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Larry D. Butler, 50, of Baton Rouge, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for his scheme to defraud two of his former employers. He has been ordered to pay $118,806.98 in restitution to his victims and serve a three-year term of supervised release after he is released from prison.
On January 9, 2015, Butler pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud and one count of false representation of a social security number.
Butler's wire fraud convictions resulted from his scheme to defraud the Louisiana Health Cooperative, Inc., and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, from July 2013 through August 2014. Specifically, he used false credentials, a false social security number, and other false documentation, to conceal his significant criminal history and thereby obtain the pay and benefits associated with being employed by the victim non-profit organizations.
Butler also misused company credit cards for personal expenses, including furniture, travel, and meals. Through his schemes, he fraudulently obtained nearly $119,000.