|U.S. Department Of
Office of Inspector General
South Central Field Office
4040 N. Central Expwy, Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75204-3158
|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.