A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to serve six months in federal prison for submitting false claims to get oil spill recovery money.
Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Katisha Lombardo Deroche of Bay St. Louis was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden in Gulfport.
The judge also sentenced Deroche to six months in a community correction center and three years of supervised release for mail fraud. She was also ordered to repay $13,600 in restitution.
Prosecutors say Deroche submitted false documentation alleging she lost earnings and profits as a result of the 2011 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. As a result, she received funds to which she knew she was not entitled.
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