United States Department of Justice

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

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Press Release

Houston Resident Charged with Engaging in FEMA Fraud for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike

Phyllis Ann Taylor, 28, of Houston, has been charged with filing multiple fraudulent claims with FEMA for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike disaster assistance, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. (Read more)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Press Release

Bay St. Louis Woman Gets Prison Term for Katrina Fraud

Doris H. Wilkerson, of Bay St. Louis, was sentenced on Friday, September 26, to serve 7 months in federal prison for Katrina Fraud, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Press Release

Flagship Hotel Owner Sentenced for Filing False Claim with FEMA Hotel Program

Daniel Yeh, 55, of Sugar Land, the principal owner of Flagship Hotel Ltd., which operates the Flagship Hotel in Galveston, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for filing a false claim with FEMA’s Short Term Lodging Program in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today. (Read more)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Press Release

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

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Press Release

Two More Plead Guilty to FEMA Fraud

Two more convictions for FEMA fraud brings the total convicted for fraud relating to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Southern District of Texas to 76, United States Attorney Don DeGabrielle announced today.(Read more)

Wednesday, September 24, 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 yesterday on fraud charges related to a hurricane disaster relief program. (Read more)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Press Release

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

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

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Press Release

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

Three more Louisiana residents were sentenced in federal courton fraud charges related to a hurricane disaster relief program, United States Attorney David R.Dugas announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, September 10, 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)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Press Release

Mississippi Woman Sentenced for Katrina Fraud

Ricci Lynn Hembree of Knoxville, TN was sentenced in U.S.District Court to a five year term of probation and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $13,498.00 after pleading guilty to submitting a false claim to FEMA for Hurricane Katrina disaster assistance funds, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

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