United States Department of Justice

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Press Release

Guilty Verdict in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Fraud Charges Related to a Hurricane Disaster Relief Program

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today that a federal jury convicted STEPHANIE JACKSON, age 36, of Baton Rouge, on fraud charges related to a hurricane disaster relief program. (Read more)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Press Release

Two More Plead Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Disaster Relief Fraud Charges

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

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Press Release

Three More Indicted, Two More Sentenced in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Disaster Relief Fraud Charges

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

Monday, August 20, 2007

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Disaster Relief Fraud Charges

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

Friday, August 17, 2007

Press Release

Montgomery FEMA Fraudster Sentenced to 16 Months for Role in Hurricane Katrina Funds Conspiracy

A Montgomery woman, Litasha Washington, was sentenced yesterday to 16 month incarceration for her role in a wide-ranging conspiracy to file false claims for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance and for stealing funds intended for victims of Hurricane Katrina, U.S. Attorney Leura G. Canary announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Press Release

Ten Charged with Conspiring to File More than 70 Fraudulent FEMA Claims

An indictment charging ten Houston-area residents with conspiring to file more than 75 fraudulent FEMA claims for Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita assistance was unsealed today, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced. (Read more)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Disaster Relief Charges

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Disaster Relief Charges

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

Willie C. Blackmon, Jr., of Flora, Mississippi, pled guilty to submitting a false claim to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. Blackmon caused $15,933.51 to be mailed from FEMA by providing a false address in Biloxi, Mississippi, and claiming hurricane damage at that address. (Read more)

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Press Release

Nine Arrested for Katrina Fraud

Nine individuals were arrested and appeared in U.S. District Courton Wednesday, August 8th on charges of submitting false claims to FEMA, the Mississippi Development Authority, the Small Business Administration and the Department of Agriculture for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Press Release

Hancock County Man Pleads Guilty to Hurricane Katrina Fraud

Joseph L. Pugh, of Diamondhead, Mississippi, pled guilty on August, 6 2007 to stealing FEMA funds and making false statements to the Mississippi Development Authority and to the Small Business Administration for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today (Read more)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Press Release

Three More Indicted, Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Disaster Relief Fraud Charges

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

Wednesday, August 02, 2007

Press Release

Three More Indicted, Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Disaster Relief Fraud Charges

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

Tuesday, August 01, 2007

Press Release

Three More Indicted, Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Disaster Relief Fraud Charges

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

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