A Dallas man must serve ten and a-half years in prison over a scheme to recruit the homeless to act as hurricane evacuees and get benefits.
A federal judge sentenced 33-year-old Kenneth Reven McClain to ten and a-half years in prison.
McClain was convicted in May on fraud and conspiracy counts.
Officials say McClain conspired to submit false claims to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, fabricating names and addresses to get relief aid.
McClain allegedly hired a Dallas homeless man to stay at a hotel and collect the relief assistance packages and letters.
McClain was arrested in November, just months after Hurricane Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf coast.
Authorities then discovered he had several active warrants for his arrest and at least 27 known aliases.