New Orleans Marine Reserve Contractor Faces Charges in $1M Government Fraud Scheme

By Liora Hawthorne
Published September 02, 2023

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New Orleans, Louisiana – A New Orleans Marine Reserve Contractor faces charges in a $1 million government fraud scheme.

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans revealed that 42-year-old Kamila Horakova Dudley, of Silver Spring, Maryland, was indicted in a federal court in Louisiana on August 17, 2023.

The indictment alleges that Dudley swindled the US Navy by presenting deceitful invoices for alleged services provided at the Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dudley is facing a single count of wire fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343. If found guilty,

Dudley could serve a maximum prison sentence of 20 years and pay a fine up to $250,000, or double the total profit gained, or double the total loss incurred by any individual, whichever has the higher value, under Title 18, US Code, Section 3571. Dudley may also face up to three years of supervised release, compensation payment to the victim, and a compulsory special fee of $100.

U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that an indictment is an accusation and that the accused person is considered innocent until proven to be guilty.

U.S. Attorney Evans praised the agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, as well as members from the Defense Contract Audit Agency. The prosecution of this case is being managed by Andre Lagarde, Assistant U.S. Attorney from the Public Integrity Unit.