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October 2014

October 17, 2014

Former executive director of NOAH, Stacey Jackson, sentenced to five years in prison

Boston man, Maximo Stiven Bernabel-Pena, pleads guilty to drug charges incurred during Hammond traffic stop

Indictment unsealed in interstate methamphetamine conspiracy

October 16, 2014

Second superseding indictment returned against FnD gang members

Rollin 60s Cripts gang member, Quenshey Mitchell, sentenced to life in prison for heroin conspiracy and obstruction of justice involving murder of a federal witness

Witness tampering indictment returned against two New Orleans men

New Orleans man, Curtis Anderson, sentenced for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and possession of stolen credit and debit card numbers

Two New Orleans men plead guilty to drug violations

Gulfport man, Darryl Williams, pleads guilty to drug conspiracy and gun charges

Bogalusa man, Donelle Piggott, sentenced for drug violations

Mexican citizen, Ramon Frias-Lopez, illegally in united states sentenced

October 15, 2014

Slidell man, Casey Thonn, pleads guilty to defrauding the Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Center out of over $355,000

New Orleans man, Jeremy Shawn Reason, pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Harvey man, Dominic Terell Lewis, sentenced for receipt of stolen government money

October 14, 2014

Over 30,000 Students to Take Pledge Against Gun Violence

October 10, 2014

Former New Orleans Traffic Court Chief Financial Officer, Vandale Thomas, found guilty after trial

October 9, 2014

Honduran man, Jose Luis Mayorga-Lemus, pleads guilty to illegally reentry

East Hollygrove neighborhood gang member, Avian Brule, sentenced on federal drug and firearms violations

St. Tammany man, Darrell Morris, pleads guilty to charges related to filing fraudulent claims for oil spill compensation

Mexican citizen, Antonio Rodriguez-Gallardo, charged with illegal reentry

Honduran man, Miguel Villatoro-Portillo, sentenced for illegally reentry

New Orleans woman, Qiana Anderson, sentenced for conspiracy to commit wire fraud

October 8, 2014

Raceland man, Johnny Smith, sentenced to 24 years for sexual exploitation of children and possessing child pornography

Mississippi woman, Kim Parish, pleads guilty to defrauding local business

Larose man, Justin Doucet, sentenced to 5 years for receipt of child pornography

Bogalusa man and woman sentenced for drug violations

Metairie man, Timothy Duckworth, charged with making false statements on tax return

October 7, 2014

New Orleans woman, Kwanza Wells, pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud

Local dentist, Dr. Glenn V. Schmidt, sentenced for failing to pay taxes

October 3, 2014

Department Of Justice charges six defendants in connection with violent sex trafficking scheme

New Jersey man, Stanley Zdon, III, sentenced to 18 years for conspiracy to produce child pornography

River Ridge man and his company charged in superseding indictment with conspiring to manufacture and sell counterfeit Mercedes-Benz diagnostic equipment worth over $15,000,000

St. Tammany woman, Ramona Hudson, pleads guilty to charges related to filing fraudulent claims for oil spill compensation

Nicaraguan man, Norwin Castellon-Lopez, pleads guilty to illegally reentry

Honduran man, Jose Hernandez-Hernandez, charged with illegal reentry

Honduran man, Alfredo Varela-Hernandez, charged with illegal reentry

Andres Villalva-Guadarrama pleads guilty in federal court for illegally use of a Social Security Number

October 2, 2014

Former financial advisor, Jabari Ragas, sentenced to 42 months for money laundering and tax fraud

Louisiana Army National Guard soldiers charged with conspiracy to commit theft of government funds and identity theft

Ship operator sentenced for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and obstruction of justice

Illegal alien from Honduras, Dayron Otoniel Madrid-Guillen, pleads guilty to illegally possessing a handgun

New Orleans man, Richard Garrett, sentenced to ten years for drug violations

Alabama woman, Brittany Bauer, pleads guilty to possession and transportation of stolen firearms

October 1, 2014

Seattle man, Nicholas Saine, sentenced for possession of child pornography

September 2014

September 30, 2014

Department Of Justice awards $1,875,000 to NOPD to hire 15 police officers. Grants awarded to hire school resource officers, reduce violence and address other critical law enforcement needs.

September 25, 2014

Seven defendants indicted and three other defendants plead guilty for their roles in $56 million Medicare fraud scheme

September 24, 2014

Two Honduran nationals, sentenced for conspiracy, aggravated identity theft

Abita Springs man, Frank Frabbiele, pleads guilty to running illegal wagering operation and money laundering

Dallas-area woman, Andrea Birdow, pleads guilty to conspiracy to traffick a minor for the purpose of prostitution

September 23, 2014

Slidell man, Casey Thonn, charged with defrauding the Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Center

September 22, 2014

Marrero men plead guilty to drug conspiracy

September 18, 2014

Amite man, Torrie Brumfield, sentenced to 16 years in prison on federal drug charges

Slidell man, John Labee, sentenced for crimes involving the preparation of false tax documents and lying to a grand jury

New Orleans men sentenced for drug conspiracy

September 15, 2014

Oil company charged with felony Clean Water Act violation

September 10, 2014

Two Honduran nationals sentenced to prison for their roles in tax refund fraud conspiracy

Chamico president and employees plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud

September 9, 2014

Former Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office vendor and Mississippi businessman, Kendall O. Marquar, sentenced for failing to file taxes

September 3, 2014

Bookkeeper, Patricia Blanchard, charged with mail fraud for embezzling over $700,000 from a charitable organization

September 2, 2014

Los Zetas, Efrain Grimaldo, cartel member sentenced to over 33 years in prison on federal drug charges

August 2014

August 27, 2014

Two undocumented aliens sentenced for their roles in tax refund fraud conspiracy

Gretna woman, Marcia Peterson, pleads guilty to defrauding government agencies

Over 450 schools expected to participate in Student Pledge Against Gun Violence Day

Chamico employees plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud

New Orleans man, Christopher M. Schwab, sentenced to 20 years in prison for producing and distributing child pornography

August 22, 2014

Eleven alleged members and associates of the Young Melph Mafia indicted on federal drug and gun charges

August 21, 2014

North Carolina man, Robert Beckmann, pleads guilty to creating and selling fake Mercedes-Benz automotive equipment

California man, Theodore Platanitis, pleads guilty to bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and health care fraud

Investment broker, Aaron Ortloff, pleads guilty to wire fraud scheme which netted over $190,000

August 19, 2014

New Orleans man, Giray Biyiklioglu, sentenced to 16 years in prison for wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, tax, and money laundering charges

August 15, 2014

Department of Justice reaches agreement with the Louisiana Supreme Court to protect bar candidates with disabilities

August 13, 2014

Undocumented aliens sentenced for tax refund fraud conspiracy and identity theft

August 8, 2014

Houma interpreter, Trina Marie Bourg, indicted for wire fraud

August 6, 2014

New Orleans man, Robert Taylor, sentenced for armed bank robbery

August 1, 2014

Chinese national, Yiping Qu, sentenced for conspiracy to smuggle goods from the United States

July 2014

July 30, 2014

Mississippi man, Dwayne E. Hupp, admits to committing four bank robberies

July 23, 2014

New Orleans man, Gregory Stewart, responsible for killing Magnolia Shorty pleads guilty to participating in several gang-related murders

Federal authorities arrest court interpreter, Trina Marie Bourg, for wire fraud

July 17, 2014

Former New Orleans Police officers sentenced in conspiracy to commit theft and wire fraud

July 9, 2014

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for conspiracy, bribery, honest services wire fraud, money laundering and tax violations

July 8, 2014

Tax return preparer, Jacqueline J. Arias, pleads guilty as part of tax fraud, money laundering conspiracies

Operation "Megabusted" defendant, Andre Addison, pleads guilty

July 2, 2014

Grand Isle man, Josh Jambon, pleads guilty to racially-motivated assault on hurricane relief workers

Former Executive Director of NOAH, Stacey Jackson, pleads guilty to conspiracy to steal government funds and solicit kickbacks from federally funded program

June 2014

June 27, 2014

Gretna man, Keith Joseph Mcgee, convicted by a federal jury of sexual exploitation of children

Ship operator pleads guilty to, and chief engineer indicted for, violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships and obstruction of justice

June 20, 2014

Former school teacher, Don Francis, Jr., indicted on child pornography charge

June 16, 2014

St. Charles Parish tax preparer pleads guilty on morning of trial

June 12, 2014

Indiana man, Andrew J. Korpal, sentenced in child pornography case

Tyrell Sutherland pleads guilty to conspiracy to provide contraband into a prison facility

June 5, 2014

Two men plead guilty in separate cases for crimes involving the sexual victimization of children

June 4, 2014

Former Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office vendor and Mississippi businessman, Kendall O. Marquar, convicted of failing to file taxes

May 2014

May 16, 2014

New Orleans men sentenced after pleading guilty to drug and gun charges

U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI, and NOPD, Hold Joint Training Session on Investigating Police Corruption

May 7, 2014

Two Houma men sentenced in heroin distribution conspiracy

May 6, 2014

Indictment unsealed charging international methamphetamine distribution conspiracy

May 1, 2014

Mereaux man, Glen Mcinerney, sentenced to 41 months in prison after pleading guilty to bank fraud, money laundering and wire fraud

April 2014

Apr 25, 2014

Local man, Frank Mike, Jr., charged with interstate transportation of vehicle stolen from murdered New Orleans area couple

Apr 24, 2014

Co-Owner of Kenner-based Laboratory Technology, Martha Hebert, sentenced for role in falsification of produced water toxicity testing

Apr 23, 2014

St. Charles Parish man, Chad Michael Hotard, sentenced to 15 years in prison for producing and distributing child pornography

Apr 22, 2014

City of New Orleans agrees to settlement to resolve housing discrimination lawsuit

Apr 17, 2014

Chamico president and employees charged with mail fraud and conspiracy

Metairie, Louisiana man, Torrey Ledell Davis, charged with sex trafficking of a minor by into the New Orleans area

Apr 8, 2014

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Victims of Crime Act -- National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Celebrates Progress, Works Toward Future Goals

Apr 4, 2014

Superseding indictment returned against Peter Hoffman, Michael Arata, and Susan Hoffman for fradulent film tax credit scheme

Apr 2, 2014

Twelve indicted in heroin trafficking conspiracy; two charged with distribution resulting in death

March 2014

Mar 27, 2014

Louisiana man, Jonathan Johnson, pleads guilty to operating international child exploitation enterprise

Mar 26, 2014

Slidell, Louisiana man, Richard Zanco, pleads guilty to illegally laundering over $343,000

Georgia man, Christopher Jamieson, pleads guilty to receipt of child pornography

Mar 19, 2014

New Orleans man, Christopher M. Schwab, pleads guilty to producing and distributing child pornography

Mar 12, 2014

Orleans man, Anthony R. Thomas, pleads guilty to 2007 and 2009 arsons, insurance fraud and false statements

New Jersey man, Stanley Zdon, III, pleads guilty to conspiracy to produce child pornography

Mar 11, 2014

Multi-Agency Gang (MAG) Unit investigation leads to federal indictment of FnD gang members, including two who are charged with the Mother’s Day shooting

February 2014

Feb 27, 2014

Georgia man, Daniel Nolan Devor, pleads guilty to conspiracy to produce child pornography

New Orleans man, Evans Lewis, pleads guilty to drug-related murder

Feb 26, 2014

High level international drug trafficker, Efrain Urbina Grimaldo, convicted on violation of the federal Controlled Substances Act

Gang member from Hollygrove, Walter Conley, sentenced to 40 years in prison on federal RICO, murder, firearms, and carjacking charges

Florida man, George Potter, sentenced for distribution of child pornography

Feb 24, 2014

Doctor, clinic owner, and law enforcement officer indicted in drug trafficking and bribery conspiracy

Feb 20, 2014

Abita Springs man, Jonathan Johnson, charged with operating international child exploitation enterprise

Feb 14, 2014

New Orleans police officers, Rafael Dobard and Quincy Jones, plead guilty to theft conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy

Feb 13, 2014

Former chiropractor, David Lee Killen, indicted on health care fraud and aggravated identity theft charges

River Ridge man, Rainer Wittich, and his company charged with conspiring to manufacture and sell counterfeit Mercedes-Benz diagnostic equipment worth over $15,000,000

New Orleans woman, Renata R. Foreman, sentenced for financial aid fraud

Feb 12, 2014

C. Ray Nagin, former New Orleans Mayor, convicted on federal bribery, honest services wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy, and tax charges

Former St. Tammany Coroner, Peter Galvan, sentenced for conspiracy to steal funds from coroner's office

Gang member from Hollygrove Area, Norman Ratcliff, sentenced to 33 years in prison on federal RICO, drug, and murder charges

Feb 07, 2014

Peter Hoffman and Michael Arata indicted for fraudulent film tax credit scheme

Feb 06, 2014

Raceland man, Johnny Smith, pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography

Feb 03, 2014

U.S. Attorney Polite announces personnel and unit changes

New Orleans men sentenced for bank robberies

January 2014

Jan 30, 2014

New Jersey man, Stanley Zdon, III, charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography

Former financial advisor, Jabari Ragas, guilty of embezzling $1.4 million from clients

Arizona man, Vittorio Francesco Gonzalez-Castillo, arrested after being indicted for conspiracy to produce child pornography

Jan 23, 2014

Hollygrove area gang member, Carey Jones, sentenced to life in prison on federal RICO, drug, and murder charges

Jan 15, 2014

Three men from Tennessee charged with sex trafficking in the New Orleans area

Jan 10, 2014

Metairie man, Dorvin Echeverria-Zeledon, charged with crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children

California man, Aung Gaw, indicted for crimes involving the sexual victimization of children

Jan 9, 2014

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana collects over $366 million in civil and criminal actions for U.S. taxpayers in fiscal year 2013

Los Angeles gang member, Quenshey Mitchell, convicted of heroin conspiracy and obstruction of justice involving murder of a federal witness

New Orleans area merchant, Long T. Trinh, pleads guilty to over $2 million in food stamp fraud

Texas woman, Ebony Williams White, indicted on wire fraud and obstruction charges

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