By The Associated Press
ABERDEEN — A Dec. 5 sentencing date has been set for an Okolona man who pleaded guilty to FEMA fraud.
Ronnie G. Beard pleaded guilty in the case in July in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen.
Beard was indicted in December 2011 on two counts that he lied and embezzled money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
He claimed a house in Okolona was his primary residence and was damaged during April 2011 storms.
He pleaded guilty to making a fraudulent application that the property qualified for disaster assistance.