3 family members of former director of St. Clair Housing Commission plead guilty to conspiracy, defrauding HUD

22 September, 2022
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3 family members of former director of St. Clair Housing Commission plead guilty to conspiracy, defrauding HUD

Three family members of the former director Lorena Loren of the St. Clair Housing Commission have pleaded guilty to conspiracy and defrauding the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The three family members pleaded to various federal offenses due to their involvement in Loren’s fraudulent scheme to steal money from HUD.

Loren, who is now deceased, had previously pleaded guilty and was sentenced to prison for conspiring with several family members to steal federal funds that were meant for low-income housing programs within St. Clair County.

Loren stole around $336,000 in federal funds, including money meant for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8 housing), which allows low-income families to lease privately owned rental properties with the assistance of HUD rental subsidies.


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