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Claire Galofaro / The New Orleans Advocate

NEWORLEANS-- A Texas contractor, out of prison on parole and never licensed in Louisiana, was convicted late Monday of stealing more than $100,000 from the elderly, desperate to rebuild the homes they lost to Hurricane Katrina.

Malachi Crump, 64, was found guilty in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court of three counts of felony theft, one for each family he swindled for tens of thousands of dollars each.

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