News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

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December 2010

Dec 22, 2010

HBPA former farm and field director, Cindy Romero, pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit identity theft

Covington man, James A. Walker, Jr., pleads guilty to child pornography charges

New Orleans man, Quincy L. Jynes, sentenced to 21 months in prison for federal gun charge

Dec 21, 2010

Kenner man, Bakir Rajkotwala, pleads guilty to trafficking in counterfeit Saints jerseys

Slidell man, Marc David Maciera, pleads guilty to felony for selling migratory bird parts

Dec 17, 2010

Federal grand jury returns superseding indictment against former New Orleans contractor, Mark St. Pierre

Dec 16, 2010

Former office manager, Patricia Landry, sentenced in federal court for federal health care offense

Dec 15, 2010

Alien, Juan Francisco Ojeda-Texta, sentenced for illegal re-entry

Man, Rodney Bolton, receives life in prison for his role in multi-kilogram cocaine and heroin conspiracy

Alien, Jorge Beltran-Martinez, sentenced for illegal re-entry

Anthony Jones, Former New Orleans Chief Technology Officer, pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charges

Attorney General Eric Holder announces civil lawsuit against nine defendants for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Dec 10, 2010

Justice Department charges seventh individual for allegedly filing fraudulent claims for oil spill compensation

Dec 3, 2010

Ponchatoula man, Juan Owens, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

St Charles man, Glenn R. Nicholas, charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods

Illegal aliens, Pierre Emmanuel Jalla and Jackson Ntone Ndemba, sentenced in conspiracy and counterfeiting scam

Dec 1, 2010

New Orleans man, Todd Daggs, sentenced to life in federal prison for drug and gun violations

Former NOPD officer, Michael Hunter, sentenced in connection with shootings on Danziger Bridge

Former Tangipahoa Parish deputy, Kevin Whittington, sentenced to over 3 years in prison for federal drug charge

Houston man, Kentrell Washington, sentenced to over 6 years in prison for federal gun violation

Harvey man, Jonathan Manuel, sentenced to 4 years in federal prison for weapons violation

November 2010

Nov 23, 2010

Ponchatoula woman, Wanda C. Baham, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

Nov 19, 2010

New Orleans man, Jesse Scott, sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for carjacking

Nov 18, 2010

HBPA President and Executive Director, Sean Daniel Alfortish, indicted for conspiracy to commit mail fraud; wire fraud; identity fraud; health care fraud and witness tampering; HBPA Farm and Field Director, Mona Hebert Romero, charged with conspiracy to commit identity fraud

Business man, Ray Anthony Davezac, sentenced for conspiracy to commit bribery involving a public official

Nov 17, 2010

Former postal employee, Tongia Lawson, sentenced for delaying the mail

Houma man, Michael Mahoney, sentenced to over 27 years in federal prison for drug and gun charges

Covington man, Anthony Holcombe, sentenced to six months imprisonment for theft of mail

Nov 10, 2010

Dominican national, Wilmer Antonio Puello-Mora, pleads guilty to violation of the Federal Controlled Substances Act

Local woman, Ruth Leslie Goodman, pleads guilty to passport fraud, defrauding Louisiana Road Home and Small Business Administration

Man, Patrick Wilson, sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for role in drug trafficking conspiracy

Hammond woman, Leshea Hanible, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

Federal judge sentences man, Errol Blanks, to over 7 years for possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crime

New Orleans man, Damon Williams, pleads guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine

New Orleans man, Cornelius Butler, pleads guilty to federal gun charge

Luling woman, Charlotte Troxler, pleads guilty to bank fraud

Marrero man, Allen A. Guilbeau, Jr., pleads guilty to passport fraud

Nov 8, 2010

Former Chief Financial Officer, Bartholomew Frank Palmisano, Jr., sentenced for falsifying accounting records and lying to accountants

Nov 5, 2010

Bourg woman, Melinda Ann Billiot, pleads guilty to bank theft in federal court

Harahan woman, Mary Mader, charged with misappropriation of postal funds

Nov 4, 2010

Alien, Francisco Javier Mata-Rodriguez, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Metairie woman, Stella Grisbaum, pleads guilty to theft of government funds

New Orleans man, Charles S. Larvinette, pleads guilty to federal gun charges

Federal jury convicts Mississippi man, Rickie Bradley, involved in marijuana distribution conspiracy

New Orleans man, Homer E. Robinson, III, sentenced to 3 years in federal prison for possession of heroin

Nov 1, 2010

Greg Meffert, former New Orleans Chief Technology Officer and “Deputy Mayor” pleads guilty to federal conspiracy, bribery, fraud, and related charges

October 2010

Oct 27, 2010

Harvey man, Idress Subhi Salem, pleads guilty for trafficking in counterfeit goods

New Orleans man, Christopher Allen, pleads guilty to counterfeit and firearm charges

Marrero man, Christopher Isaac, sentenced for assault on a federal officer

New Orleans man, Jabar Gibson, sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for gun and drug violations

Louisiana Attorney General’s and U. S. Attorney’s Offices work together to provide domestic violence training to NOPD

Oct 26, 2010

Florida man, Luke Sobiechowski, charged with receipt of child pornography

Hammond woman, Georgia Moore Brown, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

Oct 22, 2010

Ponchatoula woman, Rena Marie Brown, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

New Orleans man, Kerry A. Hubbard, sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for gun charge

Gretna man, David Patrick McGuire, pleads guilty to arson threats

Hammond woman, Christy Alexander, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

Tangipahoa Parish men, Ykeith Andrews and Tyrone Skinner, indicted on drug and gun charges

Aliens, Aaron Mauricio Casas-Hernandez and Juan Antonio Doria-Rivera, indicted by Federal Grand Jury

Illegal alien, Rubin Edgardo Hernandez-Madrid, charged with attempting to illegally export a firearm

Illegal alien, Elias Guevara, charged with possession of a firearm

Oct 21, 2010

Former employee, Faye Germany Laurent, sentenced to 2 years for $1.6 million theft

Men, Guillermo Valdovinos Cruz and Fidelis Lewis, arrested at Amtrak station indicted in 10 pound heroin drug conspiracy

Oct 20, 2010

Houma drug dealer, Derrick Mosely, sentenced to over 15 years in federal prison

New Orleans man, Larry Ross, sentenced to over 10 years in prison for role in drug conspiracy

Leader of drug dealing organization, Kewayne Morgan, pleads guilty in federal court

Crew member, Michael Murphy, pleads guilty to charges related to pollution on high seas

Oct 15, 2010

New Orleans man, Glenn P. Levy, indicted on drug and gun charges

Oct 14, 2010

New Orleans man, Steve Caston, pled guilty to possession of drugs and a gun

Oct 13, 2010

Houma man, Kevin J. Pennison, pleads to violating federal drug laws

Oct 7, 2010

Former HANO CFO, Elias Castellanos, sentenced to almost 4 years for theft

Slidell woman, Sylvia Barnes, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

Marrero man, Allen A. Guilbeau, Jr., charged with passport fraud

New Orleans man, Lionel Perkins, Jr., pleads guilty to using deceased brother’s identity and stealing federal funds

Oct 1, 2010

Tangipahoa Parish men, Jarrett Gutter, Jarmeze Young, and Ricky Carter, indicted on drug and gun charges

Alien, Francisco Javier Mata-Rodriguez, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Alien, Oscar Geovani Barahona-Rivera, indicted for illegal re-entry

Wisconsin man, Jack Labrosse, indicted on child pornography charges

September 2010

Sept 29, 2010

Former Mandeville mayor, Edward J. Price, III, re-sentenced to 40 months for mail fraud and tax evasion

Local man, Danquell Miller, sentenced to 25 years in federal prison

Convicted felon, Steve Matthews, sentenced to 5 years in prison for federal gun violation

Illegal alien, Favian Hernandez, sentenced in federal court

Marrero woman, Geralyn Moore, sentenced for access device fraud and mail fraud

Corporation, Stanships, Inc., (Stanships), sentenced to pay $700,000 in penalties for deliberate oil pollution

Sept 28, 2010

Local man, Hubert Joseph Sentino, Jr., pleads guilty to Louisiana Road Home Program fraud

Metairie woman, Stephanie O. Langlois, sentenced for forging a seal of a department or agency of the United States

Sept 24, 2010

Luling woman, Charlotte Troxler, charged with bank fraud

Sept 23, 2010

Jefferson man, Herbert Poche, pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Jefferson man, George J. Reed, Jr, pleads guilty to distribution of crack

New Orleans man, Troy Watts, pleads guilty to federal gun and drug violations

Defendants, Carlos Robles and Paul Aguirre, sentenced in federal court for roles in 50 kilo cocaine seizure

New Orleans man, Russell David Mansel, sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for receipt of child pornography

White Castle man, Michael C. Miller, sentenced for making false bomb threat

Lacombe woman, Denise Stobaugh, sentenced to prison time in connection with Hurricane Katrina fraud

Alien, Frenando Valdez-Lopez, sentenced to over 6 years in prison for illegal re-entry and possession of a fraudulent permanent resident card

Sept 22, 2010

Mark Brooks pleads guilty to violating federal gun laws

Former New Orleans police detective, Jeffrey Lehrmann, sentenced in connection with shootings on the Danziger Bridge

Sept 17, 2010

New Orleans couple, Sean Hunter and Shauna Crowden Hunter, charged in superseding indictment for conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and lying to the FBI

Woman, Shantell Moses, indicted for fraud and identity theft in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Sept 15, 2010

Brothers, Dalton Bennett and Lance Bennett, sentenced to life in federal prison

Kentwood man, Pablo Balderas, sentenced to 10 years for federal gun and drug charges

New Orleans man, Jimmy Isaac, sentenced to fifteen years for violations of federal drug and gun laws

Sept 9, 2010

New Orleans man, Nolan Alexis, sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for weapons violation

Former St. Bernard judge, Wayne G. Cresap, sentenced in bribery scheme

Sept 8, 2010

Drd Towing Company and its owner, Randall Dantin, plead guilty to charges in connection with 2008 oil spill in Mississippi River

Sept 3, 2010

Gretna man, Tony Templet, sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for receipt of child pornography

Sept 2, 2010

Kentwood man, Gabriel Cutrer, pleads guilty to federal drug and gun charges

Terrebonne man, John Mosely, pleads guilty to violating federal drug laws

New Orleans man, Quincy L. Jynes, pleads guilty to federal gun charge

Alien, Juan Antonio Herrera-Bautista, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Houston woman, Tamara Sheretha Morris, charged with defrauding American Red Cross

New Orleans man, Kevin Lewis, sentenced to 30 years for heroin distribution

September 2, 2010Waggamann man, Guy Manning, Jr., sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison for narcotics and weapons violations

August 2010

Aug 27, 2010

New Orleans couple, Sean Hunter and Shauna Crowden Hunter, charged in fraud scheme involving illegally obtained BMW

Aug 26, 2010

Alien, Juan Beltran-Martinez, sentenced for illegal re-entry

Alien, Silvino Pina-Sanchez, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Covington man, Anthony Holcombe, pleads guilty to theft of mail

Two New Orleans men, Todd Daggs and Rodney Bolton, convicted of multi-kilogram cocaine and heroin conspiracy

22 individuals charged with fraud related to the recovery funds following Hurricane Katrina

Aug 25, 2010

Owner, Shawn C. Bradley, and company, Bradley Electrical Services, Inc., plead guilty to violating federal labor laws

New Orleans husband, Robert Wallace, and wife, Chressye Wallace, plead guilty to stealing over $270,000 in Katrina-Related Fraud

New Orleans woman, Marguerite Johnston, pleads guilty to theft of Social Security benefits

Former bookkeeper, Abigail John, pleads guilty to federal program embezzlement and mail fraud

Aug 23, 2010

Former Gretna City Councilman, Jonathan Bolar, sentenced to 17 years in federal prison

Aug 19, 2010

Jailed psychiatrist, Dr. Maria Carmen Palazzo, pleads guilty and is sentenced on charges of falsified records of clinical trials involving children

River Ridge man, Iuri Martirosian, pleads guilty to harboring aliens

New Orleans man, Jesse Scott, pleads guilty to carjacking

Oklahoma doctor, Dr. Gregory Khoury, pleads guilty to health care fraud

New Orleans woman, Tamara Bernard, pleads guilty to mail theft

Slidell man, Juan Faciane, sentenced on child pornography charges

Aug 17, 2010

14 indicted on federal drug and gun charges

Aug 13, 2010

Three aliens, Alex Roberto Ortis, Max Edgardo Meza-Manzanares, and Jorge Beltran-Martinez, indicted for illegal re-entry

Federal grand jury indictment of a previously convicted felon, Marcus D. McKnight

Metairie resident, Brian Kent, indicted for conspiring to pass and utter nearly $750,000 of counterfeit securities

Aug 12, 2010

Former employee, Melanie Newman, and husband, Michael Anthony Goodloe, Jr., indicted for conspiracy, health care fraud and forged securites

Honduran national, Dennis Sorto-Enamorado, indicted, charged with enticement of a minor

Metairie doctor, Dan Joachim, M.D., indicted for receipt and possession of child pornography

Former postal employee, Christopher Bourgeois, pleads guilty to theft of mail

Slidell woman, Linda Pichon, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

Metairie man, Jared Folks, sentenced after pleading guilty to ecstacy distribution conspiracy

Aug 11, 2010

Thibodaux man, Reno Jean Daret, IV, pleads guilty to violation of Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Hammond woman, Apolonia Kimble, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

Bogalusa woman, Naketra Guy, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

Baton Rouge woman, Shanda Moore, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

New Orleans woman, Sonja T. Jones, sentenced for fraudulent use of Social Security number and false claims

Aug 6, 2010

New Orleans man, Christopher Allen, charged with making counterfeit checks, identity theft, and being a felon in possession of a firearm

Eight, Michael Anderson, Harold Jones, Theron Jones, Jeremiah Millro, Corey Oliver, Darryl Shield, Jerome Simmons, and Tony Simmons, charged in 24-count federal superseding indictment for RICO, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, and federal drug and gun violations

Aug 4, 2010

Houston man, Landry Grandison, pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Arizona man, Richard Moore, pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Aug 2, 2010

Ten count federal indictment for carjacking – murder, witness tampering resulting in murder, and gun violations unsealed

July 2010

Jul 29, 2010

Saint Rose resident, Ryant Price, sentenced for defrauding the LRA Program

Project engineer, Jeffery Martin Bentley, and two former prime contractor employees, Albert F. Andre Jr. and Jason Adrian Guy, are sentenced on conspiracy to bribe state official

Woman, Quiana Selders, sentenced for defrauding the American Red Cross in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Bruce Edwards sentenced to 4 years for role in S&WB kickback scheme

Two New Orleans police officers, Melvin Williams and Matthew Dean Moore, charged in connection with the beating death of a civilian

Jul 28, 2010

Former contract dispatcher, Hulon Eugene Parsons, pleads guilty to accepting kickbacks

Jul 23, 2010

Convicted felon, Olin Derek Grant, sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for firearm violation

Jul 22, 2010

Tickfaw man, Matthew B. Pizzolato, sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for operating a $20 million investment ponzi scheme

Jul 20, 2010

Federal jury convicts illegal aliens, Pierre Emmanuel Jalla and Jackson Ntone Ndemba, for conspiracy and counterfeiting

Jul 16, 2010

Mayor Landrieu and Chief Serpas announce Project Safe Neighborhoods enforcement initiative

Federal indictment unsealed in federal court today naming 10 defendants in drug conspiracy

New Orleans man, Roland J. Bourgeois Jr., charged with shooting African-Americans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Ponchatoula woman, Rena Marie Brown, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

Marrero man, Christopher Isaac, pleads guilty to assault on a postal letter carrier

Alien, Moises Valencia-Ojeda, sentenced for being a stowaway on a vessel

Former Independence police chief, Anthony P. Maurer, sentenced in federal court

Westbank man, Anthony Benjamin, sentenced to over 14 years in prison for gun and drug offenses

Jul 13, 2010

Six New Orleans police officers indicted in Danziger Bridge Case

Jul 2, 2010

Local corporation, Offshore Service Vessels, LLC ( OSV), charged with dumping oil on high seas

Child pornography charges filed against New Orleans man, Michael P. Yazigi

Drd Towing Company and its owner, Randall Dantin, charged in connection with oil spill in Mississippi River

Two aliens, Horacio Jonathan Salas-Flores and Arturo Lamas-Munoz, indicted by federal grand jury

Laplace man, Lionel Lathers, sentenced to over 4 years in federal prison for weapons violation

New Orleans man, Mack Baker, sentenced to 12 months in federal prison for narcotics violations

Jul 1, 2010

Slidell woman, Sylvia Barnes, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

June 2010

Jun 30, 2010

Alien, Santos Saul Excoto-Murillo, pleads guilty to illegal reentry

Former Chief Financial Officer, Bartholomew Frank Palmisano, Jr., pleads guilty to falsifying accounting records and lying to accountants

New Orleans man, George Magee, sentenced for mail fraud and theft of federal funds

Jun 28, 2010

Child pornography charges filed against Arabi man, Jacob B. Johannessen, Jr.

Jun 25, 2010

Four individuals, Corey Richardson, Errol Harris, Vincent Beverly, and Doriyah Jordan, indicted for conspiracy and bank robbery committed in Edgard, Louisiana

River Ridge man, Christopher Sommers, indicted for production, receipt, and possession of child pornography

Former office manager, Patricia Landry, pleads guilty in federal court

Jun 24, 2010

NOPD officer, Michael Roussel, indicted for wire fraud involving “kick-back” scheme for FEMA funds

Ex-S&WB member, Benjamin Edwards, sentenced to over 21 years in prison

Jun 23, 2010

Woman, Shari Wheeler, pleads guilty to mail fraud

Corporation, Stanships, Inc., pleads guilty to oil pollution violations

NOPD captain, Michael Roussel, and security company owner, Joseph Branch, in wire fraud involving “kick-back” scheme for FEMA funds

Illegal aliens, Gregorio Gomez and Jose Luis Sanchez-Tinajero, sentenced in federal court

Belle Chasse man, Thomas G. Steele, Jr., sentenced for defrauding Louisiana Road Home Program

Jun 21, 2010

River Ridge man, Christopher Sommers, arrested for production of child pornography

Jun 18, 2010

Illegal alien, Jose Lino Turcios-Castillo, faces federal indictment for use of a Social Security number

New Orleans man, Charles S. Larvinette, faces federal gun charges

Former bookkeeper, Abigail John, indicted for federal program embezzlement, mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering

New Orleans husband, Robert Wallace, and wife, Chressye Wallace, charged with stealing over $200,000 in Katrina-Related fraud

Jun 11, 2010

Gretna man, David Patrick Mcguire, indicted for arson threats

Indictment for assault upon a federal officer with a dangerous weapon

Former construction company dispatcher, Hulon Eugene Parsons, charged with accepting kickbacks

Jun 10, 2010

Two New Orleans men, Michael Minor and Jimmy Isaac, plead guilty to federal drug and gun charges

Alien, Favian Hernandez, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Ponchatoula man, William C. Turnage, Jr., pleads guilty to Louisiana Road Home Fraud

Illegal alien, Genry Hobin Ordonez-Perez, sentenced for false statements and use of a false attestation in an immigration matter

New Orleans woman, Elizabeth L. Holiday, sentenced for defrauding Louisiana Road Home Program and FEMA

Memphis man, Robert Lee, sentenced to over 6 years in prison after pleading guilty to distribution of cocaine

Employee of local Medicaid agency, Taurus Robinson, sentenced for federal health care offenses

Jun 8, 2010

Port Arthur man, Eliazar Sanchez Castro, pleads guilty to using fraudulent TWIC card to access seaport

Jun 4, 2010

Federal jury returns guilty verdict on firearms and drug charges for members of local street gang named 3-N-G

Fifth New Orleans Police Officer, Ignatius Hills, pleads guilty in Danziger Bridge case

Jun 3, 2010

Mississippi man, Wayne L. Manning, sentenced for defrauding Louisiana Road Home Program

Baton Rouge man, Tyrone Morgan, sentenced for making false bomb threat

Federal jury convicts New Orleans man, Kevin Lewis, of heroin distribution charges

New Orleans man, Russell David Mansel, pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Jun 2, 2010

Baton Rouge man, Larry Grim, pleads guilty to violating federal drug laws

Physician, Dr. Windsor Dennis, sentenced to health care fraud offense

May 2010

May 28, 2010

Illegal alien, Jose Enrique Romero-Gonzales, pleads guilty and sentenced for illegal use of a Social Security number and fraudulent attempted entry to federal property

Dallas resident, Sharon Decarlo Baker, pleads guilty to Katrina-related fraud

Westwego woman, Tonya Nichols, pleads guilty to stealing tax refund

Alien, Wilfredo Riascos-Rivas, sentenced for illegal re-entry

May 27, 2010

Former Chief Financial Officer, Bartholomew Frank Palmisano, Jr., charged with federal securities crimes

Bank robber, Darryl L. Palmore, sentenced to over 12 years in federal prison

Employee, Kelly A. Thompson, sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for theft of funds from Langston Hughes Academy Charter School

May 26, 2010

Four men, Joseph Basel, Stan Dai, Robert Flanagan, and James O’Keefe, plead guilty to entering federal property under false pretenses

Hammond woman, Keyona Dalton, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

Real estate investor, Michael B. Smuck, pleads guilty to mail fraud

New Orleans man, Nicolas Pierre, sentenced for weapons violation

May 21, 2010

Covington man, James A. Walker, Jr, indicted and arrested on child pornography charges

Fifth officer, Ignatius Hills, charged in Danziger Bridge case

May 20, 2010

Houston man, Antonio Ortiz, pleads guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy

May 18, 2010

Marrero man, Lester Gonzalez-Marquez, pleads guilty to federal drug trafficking charges

Port Arthur man, Eliazar Sanchez Castro, charged with using fraudulent TWIC card to access seaport

May 14, 2010

Thibodaux man, Reno Jean Daret, IV, charged with violation of Digital Millennium Copyright Act

May 13, 2010

Three aliens, Ricardo Rivera-Gomez, Edward Alexander Andino-Giron, and Santos Saul Excoto-Murillo, indicted for illegal re-entry

Houma man, Reginald Caillouet, Jr., charged with tax evasion

Alien, Juan Beltran-Martinez, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Illinois man, Wayne Read, pleds guilty to defrauding members of Saints Organization

New Orleans man, Joshua D. Crawford, sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for weapons violation

May 12, 2010

Franklin man, Wilber Ray Crain, sentenced for child pornography charges

Hammond man, Ramon Zuniga-Quezada, sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for weapons violation

Hammond woman, Mechell Turner, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

Lacombe man, Keith Stobaugh, sentenced in connection with Hurricane Katrina fraud

New Orleans man, Jackie Ray Moore, sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for narcotics and weapons violations

New Orleans woman, Edmonia Haley, sentenced for bank theft

Laplace woman, Aleta M. Jones, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

New Orleans man, Michael Pinkney, pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Tax preparer, Lydia D. Roberts, guilty of preparing fraudulent tax return

Real estate investor, Michael B. Smuck, charged with mail fraud

Hammond man, Marvin Harrison, charged for defrauding American Red Cross

May 7, 2010

Federal grand jury returns superseding indictment against Gregory Meffert, Linda Meffert and Mark St. Pierre

Thibodaux man, Daniel Daigle, indicted for distribution of child pornography

Hammond man, Anthony D. Knight, indicted for assault on federal officer, gun violation and failure to register as sex offender

May 6, 2010

Sheriff’s deputy, Warren S. Lebeauf, Jr., and tax-preparer, Tamara Scott-Landry, indicted for defrauding government

May 5, 2010

Hammond man, Marques Harrison, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

May 4, 2010

Hammond man, Charles Clausen, pleads guilty to interfering with the safety of U.S. Army National Guard aircraft

April 2010

April 28, 2010

Fourth New Orleans police officer, Robert Barrios, pleads guilty in Danziger Bridge case

Bogalusa woman, Naketra Guy, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

Civilian, David Ryder, pleads guilty in Danziger Bridge case

April 22, 2010

Local man, Garrett Gordon Goodbee, pled guilty to Louisiana Road Home Program fraud

New Orleans man, Herman McMillan, pleads guilty to federal drug distribution and gun violations

Businessman, Ray Anthony Davezac, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery involving a public official

New Orleans man, Larry Ross A/k/a “Big Whiskey” and “Big Boy”, pleads guilty to role in conspiracy

Two St. Bernard lawyers, Nunzio Salvadore “Sal” Cusimano, Jr. and Victor J. “V.J.” Dauterive, sentenced to prison terms for bribery scheme

April 14, 2010

Tax preparer, Lydia D. Roberts, charged with preparing fraudulent tax return

Woman, Quiana Selders, pleads guilty to defrauding the American Red Cross in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Illegal alien, Frenando Valdez-Lopez, convicted by federal jury

April 9, 2010

Mandeville man, Anthony Tulli, indicted for mail fraud

Texas man, Alejandro Soliz, pleads guilty to possession with intent to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine

Former Gretna City Councilman, Jonathan Bolar, convicted by federal jury

Melinda Langley, employee of local Medicaid agency, sentenced for federal health care offenses

April 7, 2010

Government charges six persons in off-shore illegal gambling operation

Former police officer, Michael Hunter, pleads guilty in Danziger Bridge case

April 1, 2010

Tickfaw man, Matthew B. Pizzolato, pleads guilty to operating a $20 million investment ponzi scheme

Westwego tax preparer, Tonya Nichols, charged with stealing tax refund

New Orleans man, Devin R. Wilson, sentenced to 33 months in prison for federal firearms violation

March 2010

March 31, 2010

Alien, Josue Nehemias Cortez-Herrera, sentenced for illegal re-entry

Louisiana man, Raymond Moten, sentenced in connection with defrauding American Red Cross in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

March 26, 2010

Jefferson woman, Jessica Carver Matherne, pleads guilty to bank larceny

Two men, Christopher Krumholt and Jared Folks, plead guilty to ecstacy distribution

Four men, Joseph Basel, Stan Dai, Robert Flanagan, and James O’Keefe, charged with misdemeanor offense of entering federal property under false pretenses

Two Gert Town men, Markell LeBlanc and David Reeder, face years in federal prison for federal drug charges

Employee of local medicaid agency, Una Favorite Brown, sentenced for federal health care offenses

Jefferson Parish cocaine dealer, Enrico “Ricky” Bruno, sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

March 22, 2010

Illinois man, Wayne Read, charged with defrauding members of Saints Organization

March 19, 2010

Gretna man, Tony Templet, pleads guilty to receipt of child pornography

Federal Grand Jury indicts Hammond woman, Keyona S. Dalton, with defrauding American Red Cross

March 17, 2010

New Orleans woman, Sonja T. Jones, pleads guilty to fraudulent use of Social Security number and false claims

Metairie resident, Jules J. Chatelain, sentenced for stealing mail

March 16, 2010

Metairie woman, Stephanie O. Langlois, pleads guilty to forging a seal of a department or agency of the United States

Former Independence Police Chief, Anthony P. Maurer, pleads guilty to deprivation of rights under color of law

March 12, 2010

Illegal alien, Byron Javier Godinez-Lopez, pleads guilty in federal court

New Orleans man, George Magee, pleads guilty to mail fraud and theft of federal funds

Local man, Garrett Gordon Goodbee, charged with Louisiana Road Home Program fraud

March 11, 2010

Former NOPD detective, Jeffrey Lehrmann, pleads guilty; Confirms Danziger cover-up

New Orleans resident, Albert McCarty, pleads guilty to defrauding the SBA and LRA Program

Marrero man, Christopher Isaac, indicted for assault on a Postal Letter Carrier

New Orleans woman, Karen Turner, sentenced for theft of government funds

Subcontractor, Harry Joseph Labiche, Jr., sentenced for conspiracy to bribe state official

Former School Board President’s daughter, Stacy Simms, sentenced

Former Orleans Parish School Board President, Ellenese Brooks-Simms, sentenced to 18 months in federal prison

Pair, Donna White and Daniel Kinney, sentenced to federal prison for embezzlement scheme

Insurance company executives, Barry S. Scheur and Robert Mcmillan, conviction affirmed

March 10, 2010

Alien, Jose Luis Sanchez-Tinajero, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Federal jury convicts Merlin J. Mireles, Customs and Border Protection Officer, for transporting and harboring illegal aliens

Atlanta woman, Stacie L. Wheaten, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

Former HANO official, Dwayne D. Muhammad, sentenced for theft of funds from Section-8 voucher program

Bookkeeper, Diann Tallieu, sentenced to over 3 years in federal prison for theft of $1.9 million dollars

March 5, 2010

Federal grand jury returns third superseding indictment against Mose Jefferson and Renee Gill Pratt

Metairie man, Michael G. Meany, indicted for crimes against children

New Orleans woman, Elizabeth L. Holiday, pleads guilty to defrauding LRA Program and FEMA

Local man, Michael Keith Green, sentenced for Social Security fraud

March 3, 2010

Two aliens, Cesar Augusto Angulo Rossi and James Daniel Torres Cardenas, sentenced for being stowaways on a vessel

Former bank official, Hong Nguyen, sentenced for bank theft and larceny

Physician, Dr. Windsor Dennis, pleads guilty to health care fraud offense

Houma man, Leonard Delaune, sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for child pornography charges

Februrary 2010

February 26, 2010

Alien, Leonel Gonzalez-Castillo, indicted for illegal re-entry and two illegal aliens, Wenseslao Martinez-Jimenez and Roman Alexander Posadas-Martinez, sentenced

Houma man, Robert Kim Istre, pleads guilty on child pornography charges

Seattle man, Azizi Ansari, sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for narcotics violation

February 25, 2010

Betty Jefferson and Angela Coleman plead guilty in federal court

Charter school employee, Kelly A. Thompson, pleads guilty to theft of over $600,000 from school

Orleans Parish man, Kentrell Washington, pleads guilty in federal court to weapons charge

Baton Rouge woman, Shanda Moore, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

February 24, 2010

Former New Orleans police officer, Michael Lohman, pleads guilty to conspiring to cover up the Danziger Bridge shootings

St. Rose resident, Ryant Price, pleads guilty to defrauding LRA Program

Hammond woman, Christy Alexander, charged with defrauding American Red Cross

February 22, 2010

St. Tammany drug dealers, Nathaniel Jackson III and Kalic K. Jackson, receive lengthy federal jail sentences

February 19, 2010

New Orleans men, Jesse Scott and Demetrius Williams, face superseding indictment for carjacking and federal guns charges

Woman, Quiana Selders, charged with defrauding the American Red Cross in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

February 18, 2010

New Orleans man, Taurus Robinson, pleads guilty to committing health care fraud

Memphis resident, Robert Lee, pleads guilty to distribution of cocaine

Orleans Parish man, Nicolas Pierre, pleads guilty in federal court to weapons charge

Tanigipahoa Parish woman, Wanita S. Williams, sentenced to federal prison for theft

February 11, 2010

Federal grand jury indicts three men, Minh Tran, Lionell Adams, and Joseph Sanders, in ecstacy conspiracy

Two illegal aliens, Nelson Rene Ordones-Silvestre and Jairon Rene Garcia-Gomez, indicted for fraud and misuse of permanent resident cards

Metairie man, Rodney Henderson, faces an indictment for federal gun charges

New Orleans man, Lionel Perkins, Jr., arrested for health care fraud

Orleans Parish man, Joshua D. Crawford, pleads guilty in federal court to weapons charge

Houma man, Henry Vergin, pleads guilty to distribution of crack cocaine

Former State Senator, Derrick Shepherd, sentenced to 37 months in prison for role in money laundering conspiracy

Baton Rouge man, Quinn Risin, sentenced for Katrina fraud

Local woman, Tara Batiste, sentenced for Social Security fraud

Hammond man, Terrance Jackson, sentenced for stealing Red Cross funds

February 5, 2010

Meraux man, Kevin D. Esler, indicted on child pornography charges

New Orleans man, Ashton R. O’Dwyer, Jr., indicted for e-mailing threatening communications

New Orleans woman, Elizabeth L. Holiday, charged with defrauding Louisiana Road Home Program

February 4, 2010

Ex-S&WB member, Benjamin Edwards, guilty in corruption probe

Banker, Jeremy J. Rayburn, sentenced for embezzling more than $175,000

February 3, 2010

Texas man, Dereck Curtiss, pleads guilty to federal drug violations

Woman, Edmonia Haley, charged with bank theft pleads guilty

New Orleans man, Jabar Gibson, pleads guilty to federal gun and drug charges

February 2, 2010

Belle Chasse man, Nicholas Broekman, pleads guilty to child pornography charges

New Orleans man, John Turnpaugh, pleads guilty to making threats to kill President Obama and to drug and firearms offenses

January 2010

January 29, 2010

Three, Todd Daggs, Rodney Bolton, and Larry Ross, indicted for drug and gun charges

Fifteen indicted on federal drug and gun charges

Federal grand jury indicts convicted felon, Olin Derek Grant, for firearm violation

Federal grand jury indictment on federal firearm charge

Destrehan man, Ray Anthony Davezac, charged with conspiracy to solicit and give bribes involving a public official

Metairie woman, Stephanie O. Langlois, charged with forging a U. S. agency seal

Bill of Information charging school employee, Kelly A. Thompson, with theft of funds from Langston Hughes Academy Charter School

Man, Matthew S. Olvany, pleads guilty to charges in drug conspiracy that led to overdose

New Orleans man, Lionel Breaux, pleads guilty to bank robberies charges

Woman, Elvira Mitchell, pleads guilty to bank theft

Orleans man, Shadrick Triche, sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for multiple bank robberies

New Orleans man, Earl Meilleur, sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for his role in drug conspiracy

January 28, 2010

New York man, Paul Henry Boritzer, sentenced for impersonation of a Federal Air Marshal and interference with flight crew

Texas source of ecstacy, Dat Viet Tieu, sentenced in federal court

Mose Jefferson sentenced to 10 years in federal prison

Metairie man, Lance Gassen, pleads guilty to distribution of ecstacy

January 27, 2010

Harvey woman, Jontia Williams, pleads guilty in federal court to bank theft

Mandeville man, Richard A. Higgins, pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Meraux man, Kevin D. Esler, arrested on child pornography charges

New Orleans man, Derrick Beaulieu, and woman, Shawnzell Venson, sentenced for conspiracy to steal Road Home money from the elderly

January 22, 2010

Three men, Byron Javier Godinez-Lopez, Genry Hobin Ordonez-Perez, and Herber Yobany Ordonez-Perez, indicted for making false statements to a federal agency

January 21, 2010

Physician, Windsor Dennis, M. D., indicted for health care fraud

Local man, Frederick C. Rabito, pleads guilty to Louisiana Road Home Program fraud

Pharmacist, Thadrian Johnson, sentenced to over 5 years in prison for drug trafficking conspiracy

Ex-broker, David Lester McFadden, sentenced to 5 years in prison for securities fraud conspiracy

New Orleans man, Blair Arroyo, sentenced to 15 years in federal prison on drug and firearms charges

January 20, 2010

Slidell woman, Stacie M. Dawson, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

Illegal alien, Silverio Castillo-Montoya, sentenced for fraud and misuse of a permanent resident card

Franklin man, Wilber Ray Crain, pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Laplace man, Wallace Bourgeois, Jr., pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

Gibson woman, Sandra D. Williams, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

Northshore doctor, Paul E. Nathan, M. D., pleads guilty to fraudulently obtaining controlled substances

Moss Point, Mississippi man, John P. Peters, pleads guilty to defrauding SBA

New Orleans man, George Jefferson, sentenced to over 6 years in federal prison for weapons violation

January 15, 2010

New Orleans man, John Turnpaugh, indicted for making threats to kill the President

Houston man, Donald Ray Davis, charged with bank theft

January 14, 2010

New Orleans man, Russell David Mansel, indicted on child pornography charges

Mississippi man, Wayne L. Manning, pleads guilty to defrauding Louisiana Road Home Program

Baton Rouge man, Tyrone Morgan, pleads guilty to making false bomb threat

St. Rose woman, Katherine Charles, pleads guilty to bank fraud

Former Standard Mortgage Corporation clerk, Jodie Hoang, sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for $1 million computer fraud

Illegal alien, Jesus Crisoforo De La Cruz-Dominguez, sentenced in federal court

Metairie man, Hubert Edward Ellzey, Jr., sentenced in bank wire fraud

Hammond woman, Cynthia McGowan, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

January 13, 2010

Prairieville woman, Faye Germany Laurent, pleads guilty to making, uttering and possessing forged securities

Hammond woman, Mechelle Turner, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

Marrero woman, Geralyn Moore, pleads guilty to access device fraud and mail fraud

Laplace woman, Aleta M. Jones, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

January 8, 2010

Four Jefferson Parish men, Felton Williams, Troy Williams, Dartagnan Coleman, and Charles Walker, sentenced to federal prison for drug violations

New Orleans man, Russell David Mansel, arrested on child pornography charges

January 7, 2010

St. Tammany man, Ryan Brown, sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for crack distribution

New Orleans man, Brian Smith, sentenced to over 14 years in federal prison for distributing heroin

Illegal alien, Mario Avila-Vasquez, pleads guilty in federal court

Alien, Alfaro Ventura Santos-Emerito, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

January 6, 2010

Illegal alien, Victor Manuel Gonzalez-Hidalgo, sentenced to over 3 years in federal prison

New Orleans man, Marchello Jones, sentenced to 30 years in prison for federal drug and gun crimes

Avondale man, David A. Lewis, sentenced to over 20 years in federal prison for child pornography charges

Illegal alien, Gregorio Gomez, pleads guilty in federal court

January 5, 2010

New Orleans man, John Turnpaugh, arrested after making threats to kill the President

Child pornography charges filed against Belle Chasse man, Nicholas Broekman

Independence police chief, Anthony P. Maurer, charged with civil rights violation

January 4, 2010

St. Bernard man, John V. Clark, pleads guilty to assaulting federal officer

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