United States Department of Justice

Hurricane Katrina Press Releases, Speeches and Testimony for June, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Press Release

Conviction in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Charges of Mail Fraud and Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

A Moss Point man was sentenced Wednesday, June 25, 2008, in U.S. District Court in Gulfport before Federal District Judge Sul Ozerden, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton of the Southern District of Mississippi announced today.(Read more)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Press Release

Moss Point Man Sentenced to Prison for Katrina Fraud

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

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Press Release

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

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today that two more Louisiana residents have been indicted and four more have been sentenced on fraud charges related to hurricane disaster relief programs.(Read more)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Press Release

Another Sentenced in Baton Rouge, Louisiana,on Disaster Relief Fraud Charges

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

Monday, June 09, 2008

Press Release

Eight Sentenced for Participating in Houston FEMA Fraud Ring

Eight Houston residents have been sentenced for participating in a FEMA fraud conspiracy involving more than seventy applications for Katrina and Rita benefits on behalf of residents in area apartment complexes who were not victims of the hurricanes, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. (Read more)

Friday, June 06, 2008

Press Release

FEMA Manager Indicted for Embezzlement of Travel Trailer Intended for Victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

A former FEMA manager, Randy Broome, age 58, of Valparaiso, Florida has been indicted for embezzlement of a trailer intended for victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, embezzlement of a government vehicle, and obstruction of justice, U.S. Attorney Leura Canary announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Press Release

Mathis Woman Arrested for Katrina Fraud Ring

Diana Escamilla Cerda, 44, of Mathis, Texas, has been arrested by agents of the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and the Department of homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS-OIG). (Read more)

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