BATON ROUGE, LA -State Treasurer John Kennedy urged state officials today to cancel any existing consulting contracts with consultant Dr. Kera E. Moseley and her companies.

“Dr. Moseley was found guilty last week of fraudulently collecting more than $15,000 in food stamps and child care assistance,” said Treasurer Kennedy. “This was taxpayer money. Dr. Moseley also has contracted with the state to provide consulting services. We have too many consultants as it is, and we certainly don’t need a consultant who stole taxpayer dollars.”

A judge in the 22nd Judicial District found Moseley guilty of felony theft for fraudulently receiving $15,431 in food stamps and child care assistance by not disclosing her employment. Over the years, Moseley held consulting contracts with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, among other state agencies.

“State government has thousands of consulting contracts and a nearly $2 billion budget shortfall,” said Treasurer Kennedy. “We need to cut ties with many of those consultants. We especially need to cut ties with consultants convicted of defrauding us.”

Contact:
Michelle Millhollon
(225) 342-0012
mmillhollon@treasury.state.la.us