United States Department of Justice

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

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Press Release

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

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

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Press Release

Houston Resident Pleads Guilty to FEMA Fraud Scheme

Phyllis Ann Taylor, 28, of Houston, has pleaded guilty to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with her operation of a scheme to file fraudulent claims with FEMA for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita disaster assistance, Acting United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Press Release

Leaders of "Fishers of Men" Church Charged with Student Loan and FEMA Fraud

Pastors and church officials charged with defrauding banks of millions in student loans and hundreds of thousands in FEMA disaster relief funds. (Read more)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Press Release

Two More Charged with Disaster Relief Fraud in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced that two more Louisiana residents were charged Monday in federal court with fraud related to a hurricane disaster relief program. (Read more)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Press Release

Defendant Sentenced to Prison for Running Investment Scam Involving Supposed FEMA Trailers

Christopher Brian McPherson was sentenced to five years in federal prison for operating a fraudulent investment scheme in which he falsely told investors he was using their money to purchase and refurbish FEMA trailers, Acting United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Press Release

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

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today that another Louisiana resident has been indicted on fraud charges related to a hurricane disaster relief program. (Read more)

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Press Release

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

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today that four more Louisiana residents have been indicted on fraud charges related to a hurricane disasterrelief program.(Read more)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Press Release

Defendant Sentenced on Charges of Extortion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today that WAYNE PETER LAWLESS, age 52, of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Frank J. Polozola to serve an 18-month term of imprisonment pursuant to his plea of guilty in July 2006 to a bill of information in federal court charging him with Hobbs Act extortion. (Read more)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Press Release

Defendant Sentenced on Charges of Extortion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced today that WAYNE PETER LAWLESS, age 52, of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Frank J. Polozola to serve an 18-month term of imprisonment pursuant to his plea of guilty in July 2006 to a bill of information in federal court charging him with Hobbs Act extortion. (Read more)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Press Release

Defendant Sentenced on Charges of Extortion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced that another Louisiana resident was charged Monday in federal court with fraud in connection with a claim filed in a federal hurricane disaster relief program. (Read more)

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