VAOIG Seal U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs
Office of Inspector General
South Central Field Office
4040 N. Central Expwy, Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75204-3158
(214) 253-3360
Monday, September 16, 2002
Nursing Assistant Sentenced For Assault On Veteran
John McDermott, Special Agent in Charge, South Central Field Office, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Inspector General, announced today that Larry Styles was sentenced in United States District Court, for the Southern District of Mississippi, in Jackson, MS, to seventy months in prison. Styles will serve his time at a Federal Correctional Institute.

McDermott stated that Styles' sentencing was the culmination of investigative efforts by his New Orleans Resident Agency. Styles was convicted in a jury trial for his assault of an elderly patient under his care at the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, MS in November of 2001. Styles was employed there as a nursing assistant.

Assistant United States Attorney Linda Anderson, Jackson, MS, prosecuted this case.