United States Department of Justice

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

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Press Release

Seventeen Sentenced for FEMA Fraud

On May 24, 2006, twenty-six individuals were charged in Operation “Storm Chaser” that was aimed at detecting and prosecuting instances of fraud in Central Florida related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Press Release

Seventeen Sentenced for FEMA Fraud

Two more Louisiana residents were sentenced in federal court by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ralph E. Tyson on fraud charges related to hurricane disaster relief programs, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Press Release

Two FEMA Employees Arrested for FEMA Fraud

Duane Adams and Emily Fuqua, both Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees, were arrested for making false statements to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina assistance, announced U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton, of the Southern District of Mississippi. (Read more)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Press Release

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

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Press Release

Seven Individuals Charged with FEMA Fraud in Connection with Hurricane Katrina

Seven individuals appeared before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Detroit today on three criminal complaints charging them with various fraud offenses. (Read more)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Press Release

Houston Resident Pleads Guilty to Hurricanes Relief Fraud

Gregory Parks, also known as Paige Mahogany, 33, of Houston, Texas, has been convicted of mail fraud and aggravated identity theft for filing numerous fraudulent applications with FEMA for Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita disaster assistance. (Read more)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Press Release

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

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

Monday, September 20, 2006

Press Release

Former North Florida Resident Indicted for Hurricane Katrina Fraud

United States Attorney Gregory R. Miller, Northern District of Florida announced that RANDY DOICK, a former resident of Lynn Haven, Florida was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury. (Read more)

Friday, September 15, 2006

Press Release

One Pleads Guilty, Three More Sentenced in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Press Release

Hurricane Katrina Fraud Task Force Releases Report on First Year of Activities

Over 170 members of federal, state and local law enforcement met today in New Orleans for the first annual conference of theDisaster Fraud Task Force, a multi-agency national task force led by the Department of Justice to deter, detect and prosecute cases of fraud in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma. (Read more)

Friday, September 08, 2006

Press Release

Three more People Plead Guilty to Katrina Fraud

Three more individuals have entered guilty pleas in U.S. District Court for FEMA fraud, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton of the Southern District of Mississippi announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Press Release

Prison Inmate at Time of Katrina Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today that Tommy Bingham entered a guilty plea in United States District Court for submitting a fraudulent claim to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief funds. (Read more)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Press Release

Dallas Man Sentenced to More than 10 Years in Federal Prison for Running FEMA Fraud Scheme

Kenneth Reven McClain, who was found guilty of running a scheme to defraud the FEMA), was sentenced late yesterday to 126 months imprisonment. (Read more)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Press Release

Four Oklahoma Residents Charged with Conspiracy to Fraudulently Obtain FEMA Hurricane Katrina Relief Funds

A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted four residents for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and theft of public funds related to FEMA Hurricane Katrina disaster relief funds. (Read more)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Press Release

Six More Indicted in Baton Rouge, LA, on Fraud Charges Related to Hurricane Disaster Relief Programs

A federal grand jury returned indictments against six more Louisiana residents on fraud charges related to hurricane disaster relief programs, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Friday, September 01, 2006

Press Release

Arthur Lee Bonner Sentenced for Defrauding FEMA Following Hurricane Katrina

Arthur Lee Bonner, 20, was sentenced today for defrauding theFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following Hurricane Katrina, UnitedStates Attorney Deborah J. Rhodes of the Southern District of Alabama announced today. (Read more)

Friday, September 01, 2006

Press Release

Another Alabama Resident Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for FEMA Fraud Following Hurricane Katrina

Hannah Williams, of Jackson, Alabama, was indicted by a grand jury on federal FEMA fraud charges, United States Attorney Deborah J. Rhodes of the Southern District of Alabama announced today. (Read more)

Friday, September 01, 2006

Press Release

Alabama Resident Pleads Guilty to Defrauding FEMA of $277,377 and Aggravated Identity Theft

Lawanda T. Williams, also known as Lawanda Johnson, pled guilty today to defrauding the FEMA of more than $277,000 and aggravated identity theft following Hurricane Katrina. (Read more)

Friday, September 01, 2006

Press Release

4 More People Plead Guilty to Katrina Fraud

Four individuals have entered guilty pleas in U. S. District Court for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) fraud in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, announced U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton, of the Southern District of Mississippi. (Read more)

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