NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man convicted in a multi-million dollar health care fraud scheme in 2013 now faces federal charges — along with four other men — in the 2012 slaying of a witness in the case.
Federal prosecutors announced the indictments Wednesday of 68-year-old Louis Age Jr., Age’s son, and three others. The August indictment was unsealed Tuesday.
One of the co-defendants, 23-year-old Stanton Guillory, has pleaded not guilty. Court appearances were pending for the others Wednesday.
Prosecutors say the victim was 60-year-old Milton Womack. He was shot to death in New Orleans in July 2012.
Despite the witness’ death, Age later was convicted in a $17 million fraud scheme. Now, Age and the four others face charges that include “conspiracy to obstruct justice by murder.”
Each faces a possible death sentence.