Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers Plead Guilty in Insurance Scam

June 1, 2012

Two law enforcement officers from the New Orleans area have pleaded guilty to engaging in a plot to make a fraudulent insurance claim.

Former New Orleans Police Sgt. Kevin Guillot and former Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputy Daniel Spears each face maximum sentences of five years in prison following their guilty pleas Thursday to conspiracy charges.

Federal prosecutors say Guillot falsely reported that his truck had been stolen from a boat launch in Jefferson Parish last year. Spears allegedly wrote a false report to back up Guillot’s claim.

Guillot’s 34-year-old nephew, Anthony Venezia, also pleaded guilty in the case to a charge he made false statements to his uncle’s insurer.

Their sentencing is set for Aug. 22.

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