United States Department of Justice

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

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Press Release

Two Men Sentence to Prison for Bribery Related to Katrina

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today that MITCHELL KENDRIX of Memphis, Tennessee and PAUL NELSON of Lisbon, Maine were each sentenced by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to serve twelve months in prison and pay a $5,000 fine, followed by a two-year term of supervised release (Read more)

Friday, June 23, 2006

Press Release

Two Plead Guilty to FEMA Fraud in Unrelated Cases

United States Attorney Donald W. Washington announced today the guilty pleas of two defendants on FEMA fraud charges. (Read more)

Friday, June 23, 2006

Press Release

Montgomery Man Sentenced to One and One-Half Years in Prison for Defrauding FEMA

United States Attorney Leura G. Canary announced today that Willie Fred Goldsmith, age 58, of Montgomery, Alabama, was sentenced to eighteen months in federal prison for defrauding the FEMA of Hurricane Rita disaster assistance and other non-FEMA violations. (Read more)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Press Release

20 People Charged with Katrina Fraud Including One Claim Made from Prison

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today the indictments of 20 individuals charging them with fraudulent acts relating to Hurricane Katrina. (Read more)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Press Release

Belleville Woman Charged with Hurricane Katrina Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Public Benefit Frauds

Tina Marie Winston, a.k.a Tina Marie Gilmore, 34, of Belleville, Ill. was charged by a federal grand jury in a 13 count with various fraud offenses related to Hurricane Katrina and other government programs, U.S. Attorney Randy G. Massey of the Southern District of Illinois announced today. (Read more)

Monday, June 19, 2006

Press Release

Local Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Obtain Katrina Disaster Relief Funds

A local resident, Charles Washington, has pleaded guilty to making a false statement on a Federal Emergency Management Agency �FEMA� application in order to obtain disaster relief from Hurricane Katrina, United States Attorney Kenneth L. Wainstein announced today. (Read more)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Press Release

Collinsville Residents Indicted for Hurricane Fraud

United States Attorney Matthew D. Orwig announced today that a 68-year-old Gainsville woman has been indicted for hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas. (Read more)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Press Release

Two more Indicted, Two more Plead Guilty 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, and that two more Louisiana residents pled guilty in federal court to violations related to Hurricane Katrina relief funds. (Read more)

Monday, June 12, 2006

Press Release

Metairie Man Charged with Federal Felony for Making False Katrina Aid Claim

United States Attorney Jim Letten, and James Bernazanni, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced today that the United States Attorney has filed a Bill of Information against WILLIAM R. RESSEGUET, a 66 year-old Metairie resident, for making false statements to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001. (Read more)

Friday, June 09, 2006

Press Release

Louisiana Man Arrested for FEMA Hotel Assistance Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton and FBI Special Agent in Charge John Raucci announced the arrest of DERRICK SHANE MILLER of New Orleans on 34 counts of mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud FEMA in its Hotel Assistance program. (Read more)

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Press Release

Thibodaux, Louisiana Man Sentenced for FEMA Fraud

A man who falsely claimed that a home he owned in Welsh, Louisiana, had been damaged by Hurricane Rita was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States Attorney Donald W. Washington announced. (Read more)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Press Release

Guilty Verdict in First FEMA Fraud Trial in Mississippi

A Mississippi jury has found Bryan Michael Beets of Vicksburg, Miss., guilty of making false claims to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for hurricane relief funds, United States Attorney Dunn Lampton of the Southern District of Mississippi announced today. (Read more)

Monday, June 05, 2006

Press Release

Houston Resident Indicted for Defrauding FEMA of $36,000 in Hurricane Disaster Funds

A federal grand jury returned a 22-count indictment charging Michael James Green, 25, of Houston, Texas, with fraudulently obtaining thousands of dollars in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita disaster assistance, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Press Release

East Texan Sentenced for Hurricane related Fraud

United States Attorney Matthew D. Orwig announced today that a 43-year-old Palestine, Texas man has been sentenced to ten months in federal prison for posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim and attempting to defraud the federal government. (Read more)

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