Former Tulsa Housing Authority executive pleads guilty to audit fraud charge

Date Published: 
March 9, 2018
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Program Area(s): 
Public and Indian Housing

(Source: Tulsa World) A former Tulsa Housing Authority executive pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to a misdemeanor charge of submitting fraudulent audits to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

LaDeanna Anderson, 55, former THA executive vice president and chief operating officer, faces a sentence of up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine after pleading guilty before a magistrate in Tulsa federal court.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shannon Cozzoni said the charges are the result of an investigation by the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The HUD OIG investigation follows media reports that depicted THA employees repairing rental properties after learning that they were the subject of a HUD physical inspection.

A FOX23 News investigation of the THA practice aired in November 2015.

In the Fox 23 report, THA employees could be seen scurrying around the Towne Square apartment complex, 1607 E. Young Place, after a HUD worker arrived to inspect the complex...