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Coushatta man pays $250K in restitution for fire at tribe's store





A member of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana paid over $250,000 in restitution for setting a fire on the reservation.

Jordan Hawk John, 18, pleaded guilty to simple burglary and was sentenced to one year in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Additionally, he was ordered to pay a a $5,000 fine and $249,999.94 in restitution for the fire at the Coushatta Convenience Store

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Louisiana, however, said John failed to pay despite having hundreds of thousands of dollars in a trust account. After the office targeted his account, he paid the money, according to a press release.

The money went to the tribe and an insurance company.

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Press Release: Western District of Louisiana collects $249, 999.94 in restitution from member of Coushatta Indian Tribe (US Attorney 7/31)
Coushatta Indian pays $250K for store fire (AP 8/1)