SDRHA Executive Director Convicted on Federal Charges

A federal jury recently convicted Ann Jefferson, director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority (SDRHA), on charges of intimidating witnesses in a federal investigation. According to U.S. Attorney Felicia Adams, Jefferson was convicted of two counts of embezzlement, two counts of obstruction of justice, and three counts of witness intimidation. Jefferson was acquitted of lying to a federal agent.

Prosecutors say Jefferson converted money from several housing authority accounts to her own use. They also say Jefferson retaliated against two employees and a woman who bought a house from SDRHA after she found out the individuals had been cooperating with federal investigators looking into alleged crimes committed by Jefferson and others.