United States Department of Justice

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

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Press Release

Inmates Guilty of Hurricane Related Fraud

United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced that two Jefferson County residents pleaded guilty today to separate charges of hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas. (Read more)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Press Release

Plano Woman Sentenced for Hurricane Related Fraud

United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced that a 45-yearold Plano woman has been sentenced for hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas. (Read more)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Press Release

Gulfport Woman Pleads Guilty to American Red Cross Fraud

SHIRANN EVERETTof Gulfport, Mississippi, appeared Tuesday, June 26, 2007, in U.S. District Court in Gulfport and entered a plea of guilty to an information charging her with devising a scheme to defraud the American Red Cross using wire communications following Hurricane Katrina , U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Press Release

Houston Resident Sentenced to Prison for Filing Multiple Fraudulent Claims with FEMA for Hurricane Katrina and Rita Assistance

Ernest Tutt, Jr., 23, of Houston, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for mail fraud in connection with his filing of multiple fraudulent FEMA claims for Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita benefits, United States Attorney Donald J. DeGabrielle, Jr. today.(Read more)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Press Release

Pass Christian Man Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Paul Bruce Ladner, formerly of Pass Christian, Mississippi was sentenced in federal court on Monday to serve 12 months in prison for receiving $14,138.00 fraudulently from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today.(Read more)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Woman Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Tiffany A. Lewis of Canton, MS 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)

Thursday, June 21, 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)

Monday, June 18, 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 last week on charges of fraud related to hurricane disaster relief programs, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Friday, June 15, 2007

Press Release

Canton Resident Sentenced for Committing Katrina Fraud

Linda J. Louis of Canton, Mississippi was sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service for submitting false claims to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Press Release

Louisiana Woman Sentenced for Hurricane Related Fraud in Eastern District of Texas

United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced that a 37-yearold Louisiana woman has been sentenced for hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas. (Read more)

Friday, June 08, 2007

Press Release

Two More Plead Guilty in Baton Rouge, LA, to Federal Fraud Charges

Two more Louisiana residents 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, June 04, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Woman Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Rose M. Crosby, of Gulfport, Mississippi was sentenced in U.S. District Court to serve four months in prison followed by 6 months home confinement, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Monday, June 04, 2007

Press Release

Two Mississippi Women Sentenced for Hurricane Katrina Fraud

Patricia Anderson and Rebecca Brown, both of Woodville, Mississippi, pled guilty and were sentenced in U.S. District Court today for theft of Katrina disaster assistance relief funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced. (Read more)

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