Date set for trial of Caddo official, sister on fraud charges

Date set for trial of Caddo official, sister on fraud charges

CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A date is set for the trial of a Caddo Parish official and his sister on federal fraud charges.

Commissioner Lynn Cawthorne and Belena C. Turner are set to go to court Jan. 14.

Cawthorne, 51, and Turner, 46, both of Shreveport, are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and seven counts of wire fraud.

Both pleaded not guilty after having been indicted on charges that they stole more than $500,000 from a program meant to supply meals to children during the summer.

A status conference about the case was held Thursday.

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