United States Department of Justice

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

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Press Release

Arkansas Woman Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

Melisa R. McMorris, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, pled guilty on February 19, 2009, to stealing Hurricane Katrina disaster-assistance funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Acting U.S. Attorney Stan Harris announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Press Release

Mississippi Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Katrina Fraud

James Delk of Purvis, Miss., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett today to five years of probation with 30 days of incarceration, and ordered to pay $17,534.44 in restitution to the government, Acting U.S. Attorney Stan Harris announced.. (Read more)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Press Release

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

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

Friday, February 13, 2009

Press Release

Fairview Heights Woman Receives Ten Month Sentence for Hurricane Katrina Scam

UA. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on February 13, 2009, DEANGELA LYNNE DIXON, age 49, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, received a ten month sentence of imprisonment following her conviction for committing a Hurricane Katrina related mail fraud (Read more)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Press Release

New Orleans Woman Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Obtain FEMA Funds for Hurricane Katrina

Linda L. Johnson, 27, of New Orleans, La., has pleaded guilty to making false statements to obtain FEMA disaster assistance benefits following Hurricane Katrina, acting United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today. (Read more)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Press Release

Jacksonville, TX Man Sentenced for Hurricane Fraud

U.S. Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced that a 45-year-old Jacksonville, TX man has been sentenced to federal prison for hurricane related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas. (Read more)

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Press Release

Mother and Son Plead Guilty To Conspiracy to Stealing Government Funds by Illegally Using Government Fuel Cards

Acting U.S. Attorney Stan Harris announced that CATHY A. JACKSON and ANTHONY P. MOORE of Canton, Mississippi, pleaded guilty today in federal court to conspiring to steal and embezzle government money through their fraudulent use of government fuel cards. (Read more)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Press Release

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

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

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