United States Department of Justice

Hurricane Katrina Press Releases, Speeches and Testimony for April, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Press Release

Las Vegas Man Charged with Presenting False Claim for Hurricane Katrina Benefits

A Las Vegas man was indicted today by the Federal Grand Jury for making a false claim to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in order to obtain federal disaster assistance benefits designated for Hurricane Katrina evacuees, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada. (Read more)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Press Release

Ferriday Woman Sentenced for FEMA Fraud

Harold Taylor, 33, of Conroe, Texas, has been charged with mail fraud arising from the filing of an allegedly false claim for Hurricane Katrina Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) from the Louisiana Department of Labor. (Read more)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Press Release

Conroe Resident Charged with Fraudulently Obtaining Hurricane Katrina Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Harold Taylor, 33, of Conroe, Texas, has been charged with mail fraud arising from the filing of an allegedly false claim for Hurricane Katrina Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) from the Louisiana Department of Labor. (Read more)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Press Release

Two Plead Guilty to Filing False Claims with FEMA for Hurricane Katrina Disaster Funds

Ebonee Lagard, 22, and Wardell Reddish, 30, both of Houston, Texas, have each been convicted of filing a false claim with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Hurricane Katrina disaster funds, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Press Release

Another Indictment in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced that a federal grand jury in the Middle District of Louisiana returned a fifteen-count indictment yesterday against SCOTT LEE ROBERTS on federal FEMA fraud charges. (Read more)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Press Release

Two More Indicted in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today that a federal grand jury returned indictments against two more Louisiana residents on federal FEMA fraud charges. (Read more)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Press Release

Three More Plead Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Federal FEMA Fraud Charges

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced that three more Louisiana residents pled guilty yesterday in federal court to violations related to Hurricane Katrina relief funds. (Read more)

Friday, April 07, 2006

Press Release

Eight Portland Residents Plead Guilty in Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fraud Scheme

Between March 27, 2006 and April 6, 2006, eight Portland residents have pleaded guilty in connection with the fraudulent receipt of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief funds. (Read more)

Friday, April 07, 2006

Press Release

Two More Indicted for Defrauding FEMA of Hurricane Disaster Funds

Crystal McCumber, 27, of San Jacinto County, Texas, and Glenn Mark Jolivette, 40, of Navasota, Texas, have been indicted and charged with filing false claims to obtain hurricane disaster relief through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (Read more)

Friday, April 07, 2006

Press Release

Katrina Evacuee Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Obtaining Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Edward Good, 41, a Hurricane Katrina evacuee who lived in Conroe, Texas, after the storm, was convicted today of conspiring to commit wire fraud based on his scheme to fraudulently obtain Louisiana Department of Labor Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) debit cards. (Read more)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Press Release

Andrew Rose and Loyd Holliman, FEMA Officials Plead Guilty to Charges of Federal Public Bribery

ANDREW ROSE and LOYD HOLLIMAN, two FEMA officials working in New Orleans, plead guilty before the Honorable Mary Ann Vial Lemmon. ROSE and HOLLIMAN were charged in a one count indictment on February 2, 2006 with soliciting bribes as public officials. (Read more)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Press Release

Katrina Fraud Indictments Continue

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today that a federal grand jury has returned four more indictments relating to Katrina Fraud. (Read more)

Monday, April 03, 2006

Press Release

Two More Indicted in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced that a federal grand jury returned indictments on March 30, 2006, against two more Louisiana residents on federal FEMA fraud charge. (Read more)

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