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5 face US charges in witness's 2012 death

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man convicted in a health care fraud scheme in 2013 now faces federal charges - along with four other men - in the 2012 slaying of a witness in the case.

Federal prosecutors announced the indictments Wednesday of 68-year-old Louis Age Jr., Age's son, and three others. The August indictment was unsealed Tuesday. One of the co-defendants, 23-year-old Stanton Guillory, has pleaded not guilty. Court appearances were pending for the others Wednesday.

Prosecutors say the victim was 60-year-old Milton Womack. He was shot to death in New Orleans in July 2012. Despite the witness death, Age later was convicted in a $17 million fraud scheme. Now, Age and the four others face charges that include "conspiracy to obstruct justice by murder."

Each faces a possible death sentence.

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