United States Department of Justice

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

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Press Release

More Mississippians Arrested for Hurricane Katrina Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today that four more individuals have been arrested for FEMA fraud. (Read more)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Press Release

Mobile Man Convicted of Defrauding FEMA after Hurricane Katrina

A Mobile man was found guilty today of eight felony chargesbrought in connection with his false and fraudulent application for assistance afterHurricane Katrina, United States Attorney Deborah J. Rhodes of the Southern District ofAlabama announced. (Read more)

Monday, December 18, 2006

Press Release

Another Person Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today thatSteven J. Miller, of Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, pled guilty to submitting a false claim to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds. (Read more)

Friday, December 15, 2006

Press Release

Two Women Sentenced for Hurricane Katrina-Related Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today that Stephanie Fontan and Glenda Spangler of Morton, Mississippi, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee. (Read more)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Press Release

Another Sentenced in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charge

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced that another Louisiana resident was sentenced in federal court today by U.S. District Court Judge James J. Brady on a fraud charge related to hurricane disaster relief programs. (Read more)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Press Release

Former Mandeville, Louisiana Public Works Director Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

JOSEPH MISTICH, age 44, former Mandeville, Louisiana, Public Works Director, pled guilty to a Bill of Information charging him with misprision of a felony, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 4, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. (Read more)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with Federal Fraud Violations

A bill of information was filed Monday against a Louisianaresident, charging him with fraud related to a hurricane disaster relief program, United StatesAttorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with Federal Fraud Violations

Another Louisiana resident pled guilty in federal court on a charge of fraud related to hurricane disaster relief programs, United States Attorney David R.Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Monday, December 04, 2006

Press Release

Destrehan Woman Pleads Guilty to Bank Larceny Charges in Federal Court

Jim Letten, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, James Bernazzani, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today that Shelita Grandpre of Destrehan, Louisiana, age 32, pled guilty to stealing money from ASI Federal Credit Union during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (Read more)

Friday, December 01, 2006

Press Release

Charges Filed in Federal Court Against Independence Police Chief and Captain

The filing of a Bill of Information against Jesse Pingno, Chief of the Independence Police Department and Brian Lamarca, a captain with the Independence Police Department, charging each with Theft of Government Property in violation of Title 18, UnitedStates Code, Sections 641 and 2. (Read more)

Friday, December 01, 2006

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal Fraud Charge

Another Louisiana resident pled guilty in federal court on a charge of fraud related to hurricane disaster relief programs, United States Attorney David R.Dugas announced today. (Read more)

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