United States Department of Justice

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

Monday, February 26, 2007

Press Release

Jackson Man Sentenced for Hurricane Katrina Fraud

Horris Bernard Green, of Jackson, Mississippi, was sentenced on Friday, February 23, to serve thirty months in prison and ordered to pay $502 in restitution to the American Red Cross for fraudulently obtaining Hurricane Katrina disaster benefits and misuse of a social security number, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Monday, February 26, 2007

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Federal Fraud Charge

Another Louisiana resident was 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, February 21, 2007

Press Release

Another Indicted, Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Federal Fraud Charges

Another Louisiana resident was 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)

Friday, February 16, 2007

Press Release

Dayton, TX Woman Indicted for Hurricane Related Fraud

United States Attorney Matthew D. Orwig announced that a 37-year-old Dayton woman was arraigned today on charges of hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas.(Read more)

Wednesday, February 14, 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, February 12, 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)

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Press Release

Houstonian Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding FEMA

Gregory Parks, also known as Paige Mahogany, 33, of Houston,Texas, has been sentenced to more than three year in federal prison and ordered to thousands ofdollars in restitution for filing fraudulent applications to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina and Rita disaster assistance, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Woman Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

K’Hari Danielle Gowdy, of Picayune, Miss., pled guilty to submitting false claims to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and the Louisiana Department of Labor for Hurricane Katrina disaster unemployment assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton of the Southern District of Mississippi announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Press Release

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

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

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Press Release

Texarkana, TX Man Indicted for Hurricane Related Fraud

United States Attorney Matthew D. Orwig announced today that a federal grand jury has indicted a 36-year-old Texarkana man for fraud related to hurricane relief in the Eastern District of Texas. (Read more)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Man Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Robert A. Martin of Gulfport was sentenced to serve four months in prison and ordered to pay $2,358 in restitution to FEMA for submitting a false claim for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton of the Southern District of Mississippi announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Press Release

Two Mississippi Residents and One Florida Resident Plead Guilty to Katrina Debris Removal Fraud

Allan Kitto, Clinton K. Miller, and Lauren Robertson pled guilty in U.S. District Court to charges of Conspiracy to Defraud the United States involving the creation and submission of false debris removal load slips in the amount of $716,677.00, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton of the Southern District of Mississippi announced today.(Read more)

Monday, February 05, 2007

Press Release

Another Person Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

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

Monday, February 05, 2007

Press Release

8½ Year Prison Sentence Given in $100,000 FEMA Hurricane Relief Fund Fraud Scheme

A 59-year-old man, Jeffrey Alan Rothschild, also known as “Jeffrey Zahler,” has been sentenced to 102 months in prison in connection with a scheme to defraud the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) of more than$100,000 in relief funds intended for victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Taylor announced today. (Read more)

Friday, February 02, 2007

Press Release

Dallas Man Arrested on FEMA Fraud Charges

A Dallas man who claimed to be a hurricane Katrina victim was arrested on charges outlined in a three-count indictment returned in October 2006 by a federal grand jury in Dallas, announced U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper of the Northern District of Texas. (Read more)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Press Release

Alabama Resident Sentenced for FEMA Fraud Following Hurricane Katrina

Jason Endo Lawson, 45, of Mobile, Alabama, was ordered to repay $2,000 to FEMA and sentenced to three years probation following his conviction for Fraud, United States Attorney Deborah J. Rhodes announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Press Release

Two More Indicted, Another Sentenced in Baton Rouge, LA, on Fraud Charges

Two more Louisiana residents were indicted and one more 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)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Press Release

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

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

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