United States Department of Justice

Hurricane Katrina Press Releases, Speeches and Testimony for April, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

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)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Woman Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

Samantha Lewis, of Canton, Mississippi, pled guilty to submitting a false claim to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 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)

Monday, April 16, 2007

Press Release

Six Arrested Following Eight Indictments for Fraud in the Homeowner Assistance Program for Katrina Victims

Six people have been arrested following indictments returned by a federal grand jury alleging false claims and statements to the Mississippi Development Authority, FEMA, the Small Business Administration and the Department of Agriculture for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton and Mississippi State Auditor Phil Bryant announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Press Release

Greenville, Alabama FEMA and Red Cross Fraudster Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charge

A Greenville, Alabama, man, Kevin Oneil Brown, pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to steal over $26,000 in funds designated for victims of Hurricane Katrina and $1,565 in Red Cross funds also intended for Katrina victims, U.S. Attorney Leura G. Canary announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Press Release

Three More Indicted in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Fraud Charges Related to a Hurricane Disaster Relief Program

Three more Louisiana residents were indicted in federal court yesterday on fraud charges related to a hurricane disaster relief program, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced. (Read more)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Woman Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

Tiffany Lewis, of Canton, Mississippi, pled guilty to submitting a false claim to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today . (Read more)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Press Release

Plano Woman Indicted for Hurricane Related Fraud

United States Attorney Matthew D. Orwig announced that a 45-yearold Plano woman pleaded guilty today to charges of hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas. (Read more)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Press Release

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

Two more Louisiana residents were sentenced in federal court by U.S. District Court Judge John V. Parker on fraud charges related to a hurricane disaster relief program, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Monday, April 09, 2007

Press Release

Two Mississippians Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Duane Adams and Emily Fuqua, both of Moss Point, Mississippi,were sentenced for submitting a false claim to FEMA for disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Monday, April 09, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Woman Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Hassie M. Baker of Vicksburg, Mississippi, was sentenced to 24 months probation and ordered to pay restitution to FEMA in the amount of $2,000.00, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Monday, April 09, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Man Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Clarence Hall of Waveland, Mississippi, was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution to FEMA in the amount of $23,181.00, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. Read more)

Monday, April 09, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Woman Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Patti D. Richards of Vicksburg, Mississippi, was sentenced to 24 months probation and ordered to pay restitution to FEMA in the amount of $2,000.00, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Press Release

Two Mississippians Plead Guilty to Katrina Fraud

Earnestine Lewis and Patrick Coleman, both of Canton, Miss., pled guilty in federal court to submitting false claims to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Woman Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

Willie M. Lewis, of Canton, Miss., pled guilty and was sentenced on charges of submitting a false claim to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 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)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Press Release

Canton Woman Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

RLinda J. Louis, of Canton, Mississippi, pled guilty to submitting a false claim to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds and causing $8,916.37 to be mailed from FEMA by providing a false address in Gulfport, Mississippi, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Man Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Ronald S. Nguyen, of Gulfport Mississippi, was sentenced in federal court today to two years probation. He was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $4,358.00 to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and to perform 40 hours of community service. (Read more)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Press Release

Prison Term for FEMA Fraud in Mississippi

Steven J. Miller of Gulfport was sentenced to serve six months in prison followed by two years of supervised release for FEMA Fraud, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. Miller was also ordered to pay $4,358.00 in restitution to FEMA. (Read more)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Press Release

Hurricane Katrina Fraudster Found Guilty of 22 Counts Today Faces a Minimum Sentence of 34 Years in a Federal Prison

A Montgomery woman, Bernetta LaShay Willis, was found guilty of 22 counts involving the filing of false claims for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance, theft of funds intended for victims of Hurricane Katrina, threatening a witness from another Hurricane Katrina case, drug distribution, weapons charges, and lying to federal authorities, U.S. Attorney Leura G. Canary announced today. (Read more)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to 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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