United States Department of Justice

Hurricane Katrina Press Releases, Speeches and Testimony for August, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Press Release

Houston Man Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding FEMA in Connection with Hurricane Rita

James T. Leggett, 32, of Houston, has been sentenced to seven months imprisonment for filing a fraudulent disaster assistance claim with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today.. (Read more)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Press Release

Galveston Man Charged with FEMA Fraud in Connection with Hurricane Ike

David F. Morgan, 51, of Galveston, has been charged with filing a fraudulent claim with FEMA for Hurricane Ike disaster assistance, United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today.(Read more)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Press Release

Four Indicted for Fraudulently Obtaining Disaster Rental Assistance after Purchasing New Homes through Oprah Winfrey’s Charity "Oprah's Angel Network"

Three sealed Indictments charging four Hurricane Katrina evacuees with wrongfully obtaining rental assistance from FEMA after having purchased new, fully‐furnished homes that were financed by Oprah Winfrey’s “Oprah’s Angel Network,” were unsealed today, United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced. (Read more)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Press Release

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

United States Attorney David R. Dugas announced that two more Louisiana residents were sentenced last week on fraud charges related to a hurricane disaster relief program. (Read more)

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