United States Department of Justice

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

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Press Release

Montgomery Man Arrested on Hurricane Katrina Fraud

United States Attorney Leura G. Canary announced today that Jacob Warner, age 25, of Montgomery, Alabama, was arrested and–in an order issued thismorning–temporarily detained in relation to a federal indictment, which alleges that Warner fraudulently obtained disaster assistance from the FEMAin the wake of Hurricane Katrina. (Read more)

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Press Release

Another Guilty Plea to Katrina Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today that Tommy Touchstone, of Purvis, Mississippi has entered a guilty plea to making a false statement to the United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency. (Read more)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Press Release

Twenty-Three Indicted for FEMA Fraud

Today at a press conference U.S. Attorney Alice H. Martin, Carmen S. Adams Special Agent in charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Tony Robinson,Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and Roy Sexton, Special Agent, United StatesSecret Service, announced twenty-three indictments charging twenty-three individuals withfraud against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in connection with hurricane disaster relief. (Read more)

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Press Release

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

Today at a press conference U.S. Attorney Alice H. Martin, Carmen S. Adams Special Agent in charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Tony Robinson,Postal Inspector, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and Roy Sexton, Special Agent, United StatesSecret Service, announced twenty-three indictments charging twenty-three individuals withfraud against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in connection with hurricane disaster relief. (Read more)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Press Release

5 Mississippians Arrested for Hurricane Katrina Fraud

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

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Press Release

Another Person Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today that another individual has entered a guilty plea for FEMA fraud. (Read more)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges

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

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Press Release

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

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

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Press Release

Guilty Plea to Theft from FEMA and Credit Union

Jim Letten, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and FBI Special Agent in Charge James Bernazzani, Jr. announced today that Michelle Taylor of New Orleans, age 26, pled guilty to stealing money from ASI Federal Credit Union and also to defrauding FEMA. (Read more)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Press Release

Gainesville Man Indicted for FEMA Fraud

Duane Ray Clark, 34, of Gainesville, Texas, has been charged with making false claims and false statements in an application with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew D.Orwig of the Eastern District of Texas.. (Read more)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Press Release

Another Indicted, Another Sentenced in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges

Another Louisiana resident was indicted and two more were sentenced in federal court today on fraud charges related to a hurricane disaster relief program, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Monday, November 06, 2006

Press Release

Ringleader in FEMA Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 70 Months

A Dallas woman who ran a scheme that defrauded the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of more than $80,000 was sentenced today in federal court, announced United States Attorney Richard B. Roper. (Read more)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Press Release

Fort Worth Woman Sentenced for Stealing FEMA Funds

Sheila Harris, who was convicted by a federal jury in July on one count of theft of government property and one count of bank burglary, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 12 months and one day, announced U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper of the Northern District of Texas. She was ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on Dec. 1, 2006. (Read more)

Friday, November 03, 2006

Press Release

Two More Convicted of FEMA Fraud

Sheila Harris, who was convicted by a federal jury in July on one count of theft of government property and one count of bank burglary, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge John McBryde to 12 months and one day, announced U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper of the Northern District of Texas. She was ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on Dec. 1, 2006. (Read more)

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