The United States U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of
500 Poydras St
NEW ORLEANS WOMAN CHARGED IN BRIBERY SCHEME
March 7, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STACY SIMMS, age 46, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged in a one-count bill of information with misprision of a felony, announced U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to bill of information, concealed her knowledge of criminal conduct, by allowing a bank account in her name to be used in an effort to help disguise and conceal the flow of the bribe payments.
If convicted, STACY SIMMS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of three (3) years, a fine of $250,000.00 and one (1) year of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Criminal Division of the Internal Revenue Service and the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Education.
U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorneys Salvador Perricone, Richard R. Pickens, II and Michael Simpson.