OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A Texas man has pleaded guilty to charges he illegally sought federal disaster relief following the April tornadoes.
A two-count federal indictment charged James Pulliam, 62, with filing a false claim to receive assistance for damage to a home in Houston.
Court records say Pulliam claimed the home on County Road 406 in Houston was his primary residence when it was not.
Beard pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of embezzling, stealing, or converting a voucher or money from the U. S. Government for his personal use in an amount over $1,000.
He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Pulliam will be sentenced at a later date.