Dallas resident charged with Hurricane Katrina fraud

A federal grand jury in Atlanta has accused four people of fraudulently obtaining tens of thousands of dollars in government assistance for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that 37-year-old Kristine Clark and 24-year-old Michael Rouzan, both of Decatur, Ga., were charged in one indictment, and 26-year-old Markisha Burks of Dallas and 43-year-old Lucien Danthon of Atlanta were named in separate indictments accusing them of falsely claiming they resided in New Orleans at the time of the 2005 storm. Charges include wire fraud, mail fraud and theft of government funds. Prosecutors say Clark and Rouzan obtained $32,000 for housing assistance and purported property damage, and a trailer in Hammond, La., where they lived from May 2006 to March 2008.