United States Department of Justice

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

Thursday, July 31, 2007

Press Release

Another Sentenced, Two more Plead Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Disaster Relief Fraud Charges

Another Louisiana resident was sentenced and two more 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, July 26, 2007

Press Release

Two More Sentenced, Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Disaster Relief Fraud Charge

Another Louisiana resident was sentenced and two more 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, July 24, 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 a hurricane disaster relief program, United States Attorney David R.Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Monday, July 23, 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 a hurricane disaster relief program, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Friday, July 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 a hurricane disaster relief program, United States Attorney David R.Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Press Release

Two Mississippi Women Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Claudette Luckett and Samantha Lewis, both of Canton, Mississippi, were sentenced on July 18th by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III for submitting false claims to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Press Release

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

Two more Louisiana residents were indicted and four more were sentenced this week in federal court on charges of fraud related to hurricane disaster relief programs, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Press Release

Minnesota Woman Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Serena Mackey, of Minneapolis, Minnesota was sentenced in federal court today for submitting false claims to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced. (Read more)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Woman Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

Christina Moses, of Ocean Springs, Miss., pled guilty on Tuesday,July 10, to submitting false claims to FEMA and to the Mississippi Development Authority for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Press Release

Three Former San Angelo, Texas, Residents Face Federal Charges for Defrauding U.S. Government of Approximately $30,000 Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

A federal grand jury returned a 21-count indictment today charging former San Angelo, Texas, residents, Sandra K. Howell, Charles J. Chaisson and Gregory J.Chaisson, with offenses related to a scheme they ran to defraud the FEMA of approximately $23,000 and the DOL of approximately $7000 in disaster-related benefits following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, announced U.S. Attorney Richard B. Roper of the Northern District of Texas. (Read more)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Press Release

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

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

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Press Release

Two Mississippians Plead Guilty to Katrina Fraud

VINCENT W. PEMPEIT, of Ocean Springs, Miss., pled guilty on Monday, July 9, to submitting a false claim to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, and making a false statement to the Mississippi Development Authority to fraudulently obtain a Mississippi Homeowner Grant, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today(Read more)

Friday, July 06, 2007

Press Release

Two More Sentenced in Baton Rouge, LA on Disaster Relief Fraud Charges

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

Friday, July 06, 2007

Press Release

Octavia Caldwell Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Identity Theft in Connection with Filing Multiple Fraudulent FEMA Claims

Octavia Caldwell, 33, of Houston pled guilty today to conspiring to file false claims and aggravated identity theft in connection with her filing of multiple fraudulent FEMA claims for Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief, United States Attorney Donald J.DeGabrielle, Jr. announced today. (Read more)

Monday, July 05, 2007

Press Release

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

Another Louisiana resident was sentenced in federal court and another indicted by a federal grand jury on fraud charges related to a hurricane disaster relief program, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

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