United States Department of Justice

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Press Release

Flagship Hotel Owner Pleads Guilty to Filing False Claim with Fema Hotel Program

The principal owner of Flagship Hotel Ltd. has pleaded guilty to filing a false claim with FEMA’s Short Term Lodging Program, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Disaster Relief Fraud Charges

Another Louisiana resident 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, September 20, 2007

Press Release

Guilty Plea to Making False Statements to a Federal Credit Union and Making False Statements to a Bank

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced thatKERYN GOYNES, age 48, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, pled guilty on September 18, 2007,to an indictment charging her with three counts of making false statements to a federal creditunion or a bank.(Read more)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Disaster Relief Fraud Charges

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Press Release

Biloxi Man Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

George B. Buckley, II, a Biloxi resident, entered a guilty plea inU.S. District Court today to charges of submitting false claims for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Press Release

Another Pleads Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Disaster Relief Fraud Charges

Another Louisiana resident 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)

Friday, September 14, 2007

Press Release

Three Plead Guilty in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Fraud Charges Related to a Hurricane Disaster Relief Program

Three more Louisiana residents 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, September 13, 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 charges of fraud related to hurricane disaster relief programs, United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Press Release

Biloxi Man Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

Mario Leleaux, a Biloxi resident, pled guilty to charges of submitting false claims for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds in U.S. District Court in Gulfport before Federal District Judge Louis Guirola, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Press Release

Jackson County Man Found Guilty of Katrina Fraud

Danny Gene Hale, of Pascagoula, Mississippi was found guilty in U.S. District Court on Wednesday of six counts of fraud against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. Hale was remanded into the custody of the U.S. Marshal immediately after the verdict. (Read more)

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Press Release

Dayton Woman Sentenced for Hurricane Fraud

United States Attorney John L. Ratcliffe announced today that a 45-year-old Dayton woman has been sentenced to 36 months probation for hurricane-related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas. Turner must also repay $6,799.16 in restitution. (Read more)

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