OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) -- An Okolona man will spend 12 months and one day in prison on a federal charge of disaster fraud.
Ronnie G. Beard, 47, was sentenced Wednesday afternoon in U. S. District Court in Aberdeen.
A federal indictment says Beard filed a fradulent disaster claim on a home in Okolona following the tornado in April of 2011.
He pleaded guilty to the charge July.
Beard was also ordered to serve three years probation and pay $8,611 in restitution.