Cairo police chief charged with disaster relief fraud


Web Editor - Nick Miller

CAIRO, Ill. - A federal grand jury in Benton, Illinois has charged the Cairo police chief with false statements to federal officials and disaster relief fraud offenses.

48 year-old Bernard Brown was charged with four counts of making false statements and one count of disaster relief fraud during 2011 and 2012. The false statement charges carry a potential sentence of up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

The disaster relief fraud charge carries a potential sentence of up to 30 years imprisonment and a fine.

Brown's trial is set for February 21, 2014.