United States Department of Justice

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

Thursday, January 29, 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)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Press Release

Gulfport, Miss., Mayor and Wife Arrested for Hurricane Katrina Fraud

The mayor of Gulfport, Miss., and his wife were arrested today following an indictment returned by a federal grand jury that alleges conspiracy, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) fraud, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) home grant fraud and insurance fraud, all arising from claims made following Hurricane Katrina (Read more)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Press Release

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

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

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Press Release

Ocean Springs Woman Sentenced to Prison for Katrina Fraud

Beatrice E. Moses, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to serve15 months in federal prison for fraud against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced. (Read more)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Press Release

Former Pass Christian Woman Sentenced to Prison for Katrina Fraud

Amber D. Dungan, formerly of Pass Christian, Mississippi, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to serve 7 months in federal prison followed by 7 months of home detention for fraud against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Friday, January 09, 2009

Press Release

Coast Fisherman Sentenced for Disaster Fisheries Program Fraud

TIMOTHY RICE of Gautier, Mississippi, was sentencedtoday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden, to 5 years of probation, restitution of $13,440 and 60hours of community service, U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today.
(Read more)

Friday, January 09, 2009

Press Release

Six Sentenced for FEMA Fraud

Six defendants convicted of FEMA fraud relating to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were sentenced this week, with three receiving prison terms in excess of a year, acting United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today.
(Read more)

Friday, January 09, 2009

Press Release

Another Indicted, Another Sentenced in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Disaster Relief Fraud Charge

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

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Press Release

Pass Christian Man Sentenced to Prison for Katrina Fraud

William C. Breland, Jr., of Pass Christian, Mississippi, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison in U.S. District Court on Wednesday for fraud against the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Attorney Dunn Lampton announced today. (Read more)

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Press Release

Pass Christian Man Sentenced to Prison for Katrina Fraud

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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