US Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of Louisiana, Jan. 19, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that BONNIE JEAN LAWLESS DIAZ (“DIAZ”) has been sentenced on January 18, 2022 to 36 months of probation after pleading guilty in federal court relating to her role in a health care fraud conspiracy.

DIAZ, age 46, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, pled guilty on September 23, 2021 before U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey to Count One of a Superseding Bill of Information charging her with misprision (or knowing concealment) of the commission of a felony, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 4.

According to the Indictment, in or around March 2014, continuing through in or around October 2016, co-defendants conspired to knowingly and willfully execute a scheme and artifice to defraud TRICARE, a federal health care benefit program affecting commerce, and other health care benefit programs.

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