United States Department of Justice

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

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Press Release

Bloomington Man Charged with Theft of Hurricane Katrina Funds

Susan W. Brooks, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, announced that ALAN R. KING, JR., 29, recently of Bloomington, Indiana, was charged today with the following federal crimes: theft of government money (Hurricane Katrina FEMA relief funds); loan fraud; false use of Social Security Numbers; and Student Financial Aid Fraud (PELL Grant money). (Read more)

Wedsday, January 31, 2007

Press Release

Two Mississippians Arrested for Hurricane Katrina Fraud

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

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Press Release

Baytown Resident Convicted of Defrauding FEMA

Daniel Darnell Kendrick, 26, of Liberty County, TX had pleaded guilty to making a false claim to obtain emergency government assistance following Hurricane Rita, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today.
(Read more)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Press Release

Montgomery Woman Pleads Guilty to Hurricane Katrina Fraud

United States Attorney Leura G. Canary announced today that Sukita Temaya Hamilton, age 25, of Montgomery, Alabama, pled guilty yesterday to one count of theft of government property for her role in fraudulently cashing disaster assistance checks from the (FEMA) intended for victims of Hurricane Katrina.Read more)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Press Release

Another Alabama Resident Sentenced for FEMA Fraud Following Hurricane Katrina

Hannah Williams, of Jackson, Alabama, was ordered to repay more than $22,000 to FEMA and sentenced to three years of probation following her conviction on fraud charges, United States Attorney Deborah J. Rhodes of the Southern District of Alabama announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Press Release

Five Charged in Conspiracy to File More Than 100 Fraudulent FEMA Claims for Hurricane Disaster Assistance

Five Houston area residents have been indicted for conspiring to file more than 100 fraudulent claims for hurricane disaster assistance, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Press Release

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

Another Louisiana resident was sentenced today 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)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Press Release

Alabama Woman Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Prison for Katrina Fraud

Lawanda T. Williams, also known as Lawanda Johnson, was sentenced today to more than six years in prison for defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of more than $267,000 and for aggravated identity theft following Hurricane Katrina, United States Attorney Deborah J. Rhodes of the Southern District of Alabama announced. (Read more)

Monday, January 22, 2007

Press Release

Three Plead Guilty to FEMA Fraud in Unrelated Cases

United States Attorney Donald W. Washington announced today that three defendants pled guilty today before United States District Judge Tucker Melançon to theft of public money, property, or records. (Read more)

Monday, January 22, 2007

Press Release

Another Person Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced that Tabuthia Bell, of Ridgeland, Mississippi, pled guilty and was sentenced today for theft of government funds in connection with submitting a false claim to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds. (Read more)

Monday, January 22, 2007

Press Release

Harrison County Resident Arrested for Hurricane Katrina Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today that Paul Ladner, of Pass Christian, Mississippi, waived arraignment today on charges of making false statements to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, as well as wire fraud. (Read more)

Friday, January 19, 2007

Press Release

Louisiana Man Sentenced to Prison for FEMA Hotel Assistance Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today that DERRICK SHANE MILLER of New Orleans was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud FEMA in its Hotel Assistance program (Read more)

Friday, January 19, 2007

Press Release

Louisiana Man Sentenced to Prison for FEMA Hotel Assistance Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today that DERRICK SHANE MILLER of New Orleans was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for mail fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud FEMA in its Hotel Assistance program. (Read more)

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on 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, January 16, 2007

Press Release

Another Mississippian Arrested for Hurricane Katrina Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced that Jason Nix, of Laurel, Mississippi, was arrested today pursuant to a federal indictment charging him with making false statements to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds. (Read more)

Friday, January 12, 2007

Press Release

Keesler Air Force Base Employee Arrested for Hurricane Katrina Fraud

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton and U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) Detachment Commander David McLeod announced today the indictment and arrest of Jennifer M. Johnson for Hurricane Katrina related fraud. (Read more)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Press Release

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

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)

Monday, January 08, 2007

Press Release

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

United States Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today that the following five individuals have entered guilty pleas in U.S. District Court for FEMA fraud. (Read more)

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