United States Department of Justice

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

Friday, March 30, 2007

Press Release

Two Houston Residents Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Hurricane Relief Programs

A federal judge has sentenced two Houston residents to prison for committing fraud against FEMA Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief programs, United States Attorney Donald J. DeGabrielle, Jr. announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, March 29, 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, March 28, 2007

Press Release

Local Woman Sentenced for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Fraud

United States Attorney Reginald I. Lloyd stated today that LATASIA M. LYONS, 31, of Columbia was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Columbia for converting over $1,000 which belonged to the United States and for misrepresenting her social security number on an Application/Registration for Disaster Assistance. (Read more)

Monday, March 26, 2007

Press Release

Mobile Resident Sentenced for Defrauding FEMA Following Hurricane Katrina

Governor Reiss, Sr., 55, was sentenced today for defrauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) following Hurricane Katrina, United States Attorney Deborah J. Rhodes of the Southern District of Alabama announced. (Read more)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Press Release

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

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.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Woman Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

Belinda Bell, of Lauderdale, Mississippi, pled guilty to submitting a false claim to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. Bell caused $26,200 to be mailed from FEMA by providing a false address in Saucier, Mississippi, and claiming hurricane damage at that address. (Read more)

Wednesday, March 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 fraud charges related to a hurricane disaster relief program, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Monday, March 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 hurricane disaster relief programs, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Press Release

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

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

Friday, March 09, 2007

Press Release

Mississippi Man Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Jason Nix, of Laurel, Miss., pled guilty and was sentenced in U.S.District Court for submitting a false claim to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Press Release

Seven Indicted In Connection with Hurricane Katrina Fraud

Seven current and former residents of Washington were indicted today by a federal grand jury for filing false claims that they suffered damages from Hurricane Katrina, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Sullivan of the Western District of Washington announced today.(Read more)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Press Release

Three More Sentenced in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Federal FEMA Fraud Charges

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

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Press Release

Cleveland, Texas Woman Indicted for Hurricane Related Fraud

United States Attorney Matthew D. Orwig announced that a 46-year-old Cleveland, Texas woman was indicted today on charges of hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas. (Read more)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Press Release

Four Indicted in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Charges of Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Access Device Fraud, Illegal Use of Social Security Numbers, and Aggravated Identity Theft Related to a Hurricane Disaster Relief Program

Four Louisiana residents were indicted in federal court on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, access device fraud, illegal use of Social Security numbers, and aggravated identity theft related to a hurricane disaster relief program, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Press Release

Two Hurricane Evacuees who Temporarily Resided in Dallas Following Hurricane Katrina, Face Federal Charges for Defrauding FEMA of Approximately $50,000

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)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Press Release

Gulfport Woman Found Guilty of Katrina Fraud

Rose M. Crosby, of Gulfport, Mississippi was found guilty in U.S.District Court on Tuesday of five counts of fraud against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. Crosby was remanded into the custody of the U.S. Marshal immediately after the verdict. (Read more)

Monday, March 05, 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)

Friday, March 02, 2007

Press Release

Alabama Woman Sentenced to Nine Months Imprisonment for Hurricane Katrina Fraud

Alethia Adrianne Scott of Greenville, Ala., was sentenced on March 1, 2007, to nine months imprisonment for conspiring to steal over $26,000 in funds designated for victims of Hurricane Katrina, U.S. Attorney Leura Canary of the Middle District of Alabama announced today. (Read more)

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