Former housing director sentenced in fraud case

Date Published: 
June 12, 2014
News Type: 
Program Area(s): 
Public and Indian Housing

LAFAYETTE — The former public housing director in Lafayette and Opelousas was sentenced Wednesday to 28 months in federal prison for rigging bids and wire fraud, a sentence that took into account Walter Guillory’s cooperation in a continuing federal criminal probe.

U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Foote sentenced Guillory to two concurrent 28-month terms, meaning the 51-year-old will serve both sentences at the same time.

Foote said federal sentencing guidelines suggested a range of 57 months to 71 months for Guillory, but noted that prosecutor Kelly Uebinger requested a reduced sentence because of Guillory’s assistance in an ongoing probe into public housing...