- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A former Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s detective faces a federal criminal charge that she stole federal money.

A one-count criminal charge against 38-year-old Dawn C. Foret of Houma was filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans. It says she took more than $1,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation for her own use.

The Courier (https://bit.ly/28UVtb1) reports Foret has been under federal investigation since 2012 for allegedly accepting federal money to conduct an underage drinking eradication program while simultaneously being paid for off-duty work between 2008 and 2012. The assistant chief of detectives, Foret resigned June 14

Foret’s attorney, Rodney Baum of Baton Rouge, couldn’t be reached for comment. She’s scheduled to be arraigned in New Orleans on July 7 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Roby.

Her charges come three weeks after the one-time head of Terrebonne’s Narcotics Task Force pleaded guilty to the same offense.

Sentencing for Darryl B. Stewart is set for Sept. 7 in federal court in New Orleans.

Stewart, who worked as head of the Terrebonne Parish Narcotics Task Force until his resignation on April 11, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. As part of the plea, Stewart must also pay $15,925 in mandatory restitution to the government.


Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

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