News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

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December 2011

December 21, 2011

Hammond man, John M. Ndanyi, charged with false statements and filing false tax returns

Rachel Savage pleads guilty to theft of road home money

New Orleans man, Arthur Drummer, Jr., pleads guilty to federal gun charge

Paul Hardy receives life sentence

Greensburg man, Clifton Holmes, Jr., sentenced for a gun violation

Avondale woman, Alma Williams, sentenced for theft of government funds

December 16, 2011

Bookkeeper, Susan Fonte, charged with wire fraud

Twelve individuals and seven corporations charged in 44-count, nation-wide superseding indictment with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering

Two New Orleans men sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for supervised release violations involving a murder

December 15, 2011

Illegal alien, Yoni Javier Santos-Bustillo, pleads guilty to false statement regarding U. S. citizenship and illegal use of a social security number

Student, Evelyn A. Hubbard, arrested for sending threatening communications to Loyola university

“Paw-Paw bandit”, Michael W. Lewallen, pleads guilty to bank robbery

Federal grand jury indicts Metairie man, David Duplantis, for bank robbery

New York man, Joe Wallace Peeples, indicted on cocaine and gun charges

Leader of 3ng gang, Kenric Rodney, sentenced to over 30 years imprisonment for multi-kilogram cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin conspiracy

Illegal alien, Milton Edilberto Escoto-Galindo, sentenced for attempting to smuggle a firearm from the United States and reentry of a removed alien

Reserve man, Derrick Johnson, sentenced to over five years for federal drug conviction

Kenner woman, Vanessa Jones, sentenced for defrauding the Louisiana road home program

December 14, 2011

Alien, Jose Roberto De Leon, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Illegal alien, Jose Leonel Posadas-Martinez, sentenced for unlawful transfer of identification documents

Federal jury returns guilty verdict on firearms and drug charges

Illegal alien, Dennis Sorto-Enamorado, entenced to over 10 years in prison for attempting to entice and coercea minor and attempting to receive child pornography

Federal jury returns guilty verdict on new orleans man, Eugene Thompson, involved in crack conspiracy

December 13, 2011

River ridge man, Christopher Sommers, sentenced to over eight years for receipt of child pornography

December 12, 2011

Laplace tax preparer faces additional charges

December 09, 2011

Illegal alien, Alfonso Valenzuela-Rodriguez, indicted for illegal re-entry

December 08, 2011

New York man, Yossel Eusebio Valencia-Lacayo, pleads guilty to violations of the federal gun control act

December 07, 2011

Guilty pleas entered for illegally obtaining firearm at local gun show

Four former Jefferson Parish Public School Board employees sentenced for embezzlement scheme

Alien, Victorino San Martin De La Cruz, sentenced For illegal re-entry

Harvey bookkeeper, Heather Chaisson, sentenced for embezzling from her employer and failing to collect and pay over $174,000 in taxes

December 02, 2011

Alien, Ernesto Garcia-Granados, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Pair charged with stealing patient information to be used for personal gain

Former Parish President and Parish attorney indicted for conspiracy, theft, and fraud

Laplace man, Derek Campbell, pleads guilty to aiding and assisting in making and filing false income tax returns

December 01, 2011

Houma man, Larry Torez Johnson Jr, sentenced for crack distribution

Two New Orleans men indicted on drug conspiracy, federal murder and gun conspiracy charges

New Orleans woman, Vanity Vincent, indicted on drug and gun conspiracy charges, false statement and telephone count

Alien, Victor Manuel Martinez-Romero, sentenced for illegal re-entry and false representation of a social security number

Illegal alien, Sebania Ical-Ical, pleads guilty to making false statements on a passport application and illegal use of a social security number

Orleans parish man, Kelly P. Harrell, pleads guilty to drugs and weapons charges

Former Gretna attorney, Michael Richard Bark, pleads guilty to wire fraud of more than $1.6 million

Alien, Zerafin Lopez-Allela, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Illegal alien, Felipe Alvarez-Cervantez, indicted for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person

Hammond man, Joseph Shillace, charged with operating an illegal gambling business and tax evasion

November 2011

November 30, 2011

Husband and wife plead to conspiring to steal money from federal housing program

Former Sheriff, Irvin F. Hingle, pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bribery

Hammond woman, Tamara Morris, sentenced for charges related to defrauding the American Red Cross

November 29, 2011

Metairie woman, Alicia Gee, sentenced for FEMA fraud, possession of stolen mail, and identity theft

Owner of seafood distribution business, Vinh Tran, charged with bribery of a public official

November 22, 2011

Owner of local medicaid gency, Terra Washington, sentenced in federal court for federal health care offense

November 16, 2011

Two members of violent “Josephine Dog Pound” sentenced in federal court

Raceland man, Charles Shields, sentenced for unemployment insurance fraud after Hurricane Katrina

Larose man, Joseph St. Pierre, pleads guilty in child pornography case

Harvey man, John Mautino, guilty of failing to register as sex offender

Man, Alvin Barnes, pleads to conspiracy charge

November 15, 2011

Federal jury convicts Houston man, Abdel Rahim Muhammad, for armed bank robbery and money laundering

November 10, 2011

Gretna commercial fishing guide, Blake Mitchell, pleads guilty to federal felony violation of the Lacey Act

November 9, 2011

Man, James Tregler, indicted and arrested for possession of gasoline bomb

Two members of violent “Josephine Dog Pound” sentenced to 30 years in federal court to RICO and murder charges

Company and operator plead guilty to violation of the Clean Water Act for discharging oily wastewater into the Harvey Canal

Alien, Jose Dolores Ramirez-Maldonado, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

River Ridge man, Don Lee Alexander, Jr, pleads guilty in federal court to bank robbery

November 8, 2011

Alien, Mayolo Carrillo-Chavez, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Thirteen men indicted on federal heroin conspiracy charges in interstate wiretap investigation; 10 arrested, 3 remain at large

November 4, 2011

Charges added to Slidell man’s indictment

November 3, 2011

Florida man, Luke Sobiechowski, sentenced for receiving child pornography

November 2, 2011

New Orleans man, Gregory Hernandez, sentenced to over 5 years in prison for stealing checks from mailboxes and bank fraud

Metairie man, Brian Kent, sentenced for his role in international counterfeiting scam

Metairie man, Lawrence Dejean, pleads guilty to pirating and selling over $123,000 worth of cds and dvds

October 2011

October 28, 2011

3 defendants plead guilty in drug conspiracy

California man, Jan Brewer, indicted with access device fraud

October 27, 2011

Federal grand jury indicts man, Calvin Johnson, for attempted bank robbery

Illegal alien, Eduardo Isaac Paz-Mutz, indicted for illegal re-entry

Home elevation company, owner, Christopher Benson, and another man, Adolfo Hernandez, indicted for conspiring to harbor illegal aliens, money laundering and structuring financial transactions

Illegal alien, Roberto Guevara-Palomeque, pleads guilty to false statement to U.S. citizenship and illegal use of a Social Security number

Unlicensed pilot, Darryl Granier, Sr., pleads guilty to falsifying credentials

October 26, 2011

Former Mandeville CPA, Anthony Tulli, pleads guilty to wire fraud, mail fraud, failing to submit more than $800,000 in taxes and to making false statement to IRS

New Orleans man, Mark J. Titus, pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud

Man and woman plead guilty to importing heroin into the United States

October 24, 2011

Orlando, Florida man, Benson December Coriolant, charged with sex trafficking of a child into New Orleans

October 21, 2011

Illegal alien, Yoni Javier Santos-Bustillo, indicted for false statement to U.S. citizenship and illegal use of a Social Security number

Illegal alien, Sebania Ical-Ical, indicted for false statement on a passport application and illegal use of a Social Security number

October 20, 2011

Texas man, Joseph Branch, sentenced to 5 years in federal prison

New Orleans woman, Tamika Wilson, sentenced for selling over $50,000 of counterfeit goods at local flea market

Woman, Shantell Moses, pleads guilty to fraud and identity theft in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Harahan man, Vernon Ponder, pleads guitly to stealing federal funds

October 19, 2011

Alien, Jose Edgardo Romero-Ortega, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Defendant, Thomas G. Williams, pleads guilty in drug conspiracy

Kentwood man, Gabriel Cutrer, sentenced on crack cocaine and gun charges

Alien, Yuvini Ramon Cruz-Ramos, sentenced for illegal re-entry

Two New Orleans men, Leonard White and Dewayne Cooper, sentenced in heroin conspiracy

October 18, 2011

Alien, Angel Irlando Gonzalez-Fuentes, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Alien, Carlos Madonio Ucles-Canales, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Illegal alien, Juan Ramon Enamorado, sentenced for unlawful transfer of identification documents

California man, Jan Brewer, arrested and charged with access device fraud

October 13, 2011

Illegal alien, Mary Cruz Portillo-Mejia, sentenced for attempting to ship ammunition without written notice to a contract carrier

Sex offender, John Mautino, charged with failing to register

Bulk storage company, Stolthaven New Orleans, LLC, pleads guilty in federal court to misdemeanor violation of the Clean Water Act

Tax preparer, Curtis L. Robertson, sentenced for fraud

Alien, Andres Perez-Bustillo, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

New Orleans man, Raymond L. Polk, pleads guilty to federal gun charges

New Orleans man, Bertrand R. Taylor, pleads guilty to theft of government funds

Marrero woman, Patricia A. Bowman, pleads guilty for making false statement to FEMA

Drug offender, Vinh Nguyen, pleads guilty in federal court

October 12, 2011

Florida man, Freddy Langford, sentenced for violating federal wildlife law

October 6, 2011

Local man, Ivan Keith Alfonso, pleads guilty to Louisiana Road Home Program fraud

St. John the Baptist woman, Niasha Marie King, sentenced to over 5 years for arson and wire fraud

Federal jury convicts man, Charles Raymond, in carjacking and killing of New Orleans resident

October 5, 2011

Plaquemines Sheriff, Irvin F. Hingle, charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bribery

Former contractor for the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office, Aaron Bennett, charged with bribery and conspiracy

Illegal alien, Nestor Alejandro Gonzalez-Bautista, sentenced for making false statements to a federal agency

Illegal alien, Israel Hernandez-Gonzalez, sentenced for unlawful transfer of identification documents

Illinois man, Wayne Read, sentenced to 4 years in prison for defrauding Saints players and coaches

Former New Orleans Police Officer, Ignatius Hills, sentenced in Danziger Bridge case

September 2011

September 30, 2011

Justice Department announces completion of review of Gretna Bridge investigation

Child pornography charges filed against Larose man, Joseph St. Pierre

Alien, Zerafin Lopez-Allela, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

New Orleans attorney, Robert Hackett, indicted for defrauding athlete clients

Alien, Mayolo Carrillo-Chavez, indicted for illegal re-entry

September 29, 2011

New Orleans man, Toris Young, indicted for mail fraud and theft of government funds

September 28, 2011

Greensburg man, Clifton Holmes, Jr., pleads guilty to federal gun charges

Avondale woman, Alma Williams, pleads guilty to theft of government funds

Illegal alien, Elmer Ovidio Alcantara, sentenced for false representation of a Social Security number

September 22, 2011

Tax preparer, Tamara Scott-Landry, and former Sheriff’s deputy, Warren S. Lebeauf, Jr., sentenced

Orleans woman, Maria Samuels, sentenced in insurance murder fraud

Hammond man, Javon C. Pea, sentenced in drug case

Alien, Gilberto Ramos-Marrufo, sentenced for illegal re-entry

HBPA former farm and field director, Cindy Romero, sentenced for conspiracy to commit identity theft

Illegal alien, Marcos Antonio Ulloa-Diaz, indicted for illegal re-entry

September 21, 2011

Texas man, Ray A. Robinson, sentenced for defrauding Korean company out of $570,000

Lutcher man, Marquis Mitchell, sentenced to 262 months on cocaine charges

Houston woman, Karen Jones, sentenced for Katrina-related wire and mail fraud

Gretna man, Blake A. Mitchell, charged with felony violation of the Lacey Act

Alien, Santos Elenilson Gonzalez-Rivas, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

September 20, 2011

Thibodaux man, Chauncey Ayrow, pleads guilty in drug case

September 16, 2011

Leader of 3NG gang, Kenric Rodney, convicted of multi-kilogram cocaine and heroin conspiracy

September 15, 2011

Metairie man,Lawrence Dejean, charged with criminal infringement of a copyright

New Orleans physician, Dr. Anthony Stephen Jase, charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud

Two former New Orleans Police Officers, Melvin Williams and Matthew Dean Moore, sentenced in connection with the death of Raymond Robair

September 14, 2011

Slidell man, John Green, and Texas man, Robert Edwards, sentenced for federal drug violations

Jefferson Parish woman, Cecile Payne, sentenced for defrauding the Louisiana Road Home Program

New Orleans man, Marion David Ryder, sentenced in Danziger Bridge case

September 9, 2011

U. S. Court of Appeals upholds 30 year prison sentence for man who operated $20 million investment ponzi scheme

Mandeville automaker, David Mapp Arthur, charged with wire fraud of more than $38,000

September 8, 2011

St. John the Baptist man, Lester Gardner, Jr, sentenced to over 5 years for arson and wire fraud

Former N.O.P.D. Captain, Michael Roussel, sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison

River Ridge man, Don Lee Alexander, Jr, indicted for bank robbery

Illegal alien, Jose Dolores Ramirez-Maldonado, indicted for illegal re-entry

Man, Robert Johnson, pleads to heroin and cocaine conspiracy

Kenner woman, Vanessa Jones, pleads guilty to defrauding the Louisiana Road Home Program

September 7, 2011

Houma man, Brhian Thomas, sentenced in drug case

Thibodaux man, Daniel M. Daigle, sentenced to 15 years in prison for receipt of child pornography

Three defendants sentenced on drug charges in federal court

Alien, Jose Leonel Posadas-Martinez, pleads guilty to unlawful transfer of documents

Laplace woman, Donna Marie Duhe, pleads guilty to theft of government funds

September 1, 2011

New Orleans man, Bertrand R. Taylor, charged with theft of government funds

August 2011

August 31, 2011

Former General Manager of New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, James Bridger, pleads guilty in federal court

Hammond man, Kenyatte Pea, pleads guilty in drug case

Former HBPA President, Sean Daniel Alfortish, pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, identity fraud, and health care fraud

Betty Jefferson sentenced in federal court

Slidell man, Willie Melvin Jones, sentenced to 5 years for federal drug violation

Illegal alien, Santos Rene Flores-Abarca, sentenced for illegal re-entry

August 30, 2011

Metairie woman, Alicia Gee, pleads guilty to FEMA fraud, possession of stolen mail, and identity theft

Illegal alien, Dennis Sorto-Enamorado, convicted of attempted enticement and coercion of a minor and attempted receipt of child pornography

Federal Court orders forfeiture of over $3 million by St. Pierre

August 24, 2011

Four former Jefferson Parish Public School Board employees plead guilty in scheme to embezzle education program funds

New Orleans man, Jermaine Williams, sentenced to more than 10 years in heroin conspiracy

Former ship mate, John Bavaret, sentenced in tugboat collision

Illegal alien, Marcos Tulio Ruiz, sentenced for attempting to smuggle firearms from the United States and use of a fraudulent permanent resident card

August 23, 2011

New Orleans man, Mark Pellegrin, pleads guilty to theft of government funds

New Orleans man, Ernest Troclair, pleads to heroin conspiracy

August 19, 2011

Man, Michael W. Lewallen, indicted for bank robbery

Illegal alien, Jose Ismael Garcia-Ventura, indicted for illegal re-entry

Illegal alien, German Alfredo Peralta-Rivera, indicted for illegal re-entry

Alien, Angel Irlando Gonzalez-Fuentes, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Gretna attorney, Michael Richard Bark, charged with wire fraud of more than $1.6 million

August 18, 2011

Michigan man, Brian James Oldham, sentenced to over 6 years for weapons violations

Laplace area man, Derrick Johnson, pleads guilty to federal drug charges

August 17, 2011

U.S. files lawsuit against Bollinger Shipyards for material false statements made to the Coast Guard

Local man, Demounde Pollard, sentenced to 30 months for obstruction of justice

Mississippi man, Michael Ladarryl Fultz, pleads guilty in drug conspiracy

Harvey bookkeeper, Heather Chaisson, pleads guilty to embezzling from her employer and failing to pay over $174,000 in taxes

August 16, 2011

Houma man, Nicholas Billiot, sentenced for charges related to filing fraudulent claims for oil spill compensation

Illegal alien, Juan Ramon Enamorado, pleads guilty to unlawful transfer of identification documents

August 10, 2011

New Orleans man, Felton West, plead to heroin and gun charges

New Orleans man, Michael T. Drury, pleads guilty to crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children

Slidell man, Tracy Tardiff, pleads guilty to assaulting a postal letter carrier

Hammond woman, Tamara Morris, pleads guilty to defrauding American Red Cross

Former Harahan police officer, Carol Ney, pleads guilty to obtaining property by fraud

August 4, 2011

Alien, Santos Elenilson Gonzalez-Rivas, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Alien, Rogelio Gonzalez-Melchor, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

August 3, 2011

Former Section 8 landlord, Jefferson Thompson, sentenced for theft

Alien, Victorino San Martin De La Cruz, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

July 2011

July 29, 2011

St. Helena parish men indicted on drug and gun charges

New Orleans man, Ronald Stimage, indicted for stealing federal funds

New Orleans woman, Doriyah Jordan, sentenced for conspiracy to commit an armed robbery

July 28, 2011

New Orleans man, Antonio J. Bullock, sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for drugs and weapons violations

New Orleans man, Gerard A. Jackson, Jr, sentenced for two bank robberies, drug conspiracy and obstruction of justice

New Orleans man, Glenn P. Levy, sentenced to over 9 years for federal gun violation

New Orleans man, Gregory Massey, sentenced for making false statements to a federal agency

Northshore man, Willie M. Williams, sentenced for federal gun violation

Repeat offender shipping firm, Stanships, sentenced in new orleans to pay $1 million and banned in “Magic Pipe” case

Slidell man, Forrest B. Smith, indicted for distributing and receiving child pornography

July 27, 2011

Two New Orleans men sentenced in drug and gun conspiracy

Former stock broker, Michael Sydney Wooton, sentenced in mail fraud scheme

Hammond woman, Porsha Harrison, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

July 26, 2011

Former HBPA executive director pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and identity fraud

July 22, 2011

Two New Orleans men indicted for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act

New Orleans man, Raymond L. Polk, indicted for illegal possession of firearms

July 21, 2011

Alien, Arturo Lamas-Munoz, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Raceland man, Charles Shields, pleads guilty to Katrina related unemployment insurance fraud

Avondale woman, Alma Williams, charged with theft of government funds

July 20, 2011

Wisconsin man, Jack Labrosse, sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for transportation of child pornography

New Orleans man, Torrance Green, pleads guilty to theft of federal funds

July 14, 2011

Alien, Miguel Angel Mejia-Gabriel, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Illegal alien, Mary Cruz Portillo-Mejia, pleads guilty to attempting to ship ammunition without written notice to a contract carrier

New Orleans woman, Tamika Wilson, admits to trafficking and selling over $50,000 of counterfeit goods

Former Jefferson Parish Public School Board employee, Geselle Savoy, pleads guilty to conspiring to embezzle education program funds

Alien, Leonidas Caballero, sentenced for illegal re-entry

Dominican man, Eduardo Manuel Polanco, sentenced for making a false claim to United States citizenship

July 13, 2011

New Orleans man, Earl S. Platt, sentenced for weapons violation

Illegal alien, Israel Hernandez-Gonzalez, pleads guilty to unlawful transfer of identification documents

Alien, Yuvini Ramon Cruz-Ramos, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Hammond man, Jarmeze Young, pleads guilty to cocaine conspiracy

July 8, 2011

Alien, Ovilio Sanchez-Bautista, sentenced for attempting to smuggle firearms and ammunition from the United States

Illegal alien, Nestor Alejandro Gonzalez-Bautista, pleads guilty to making false statements to a federal agency

Illegal alien, Milton Edilberto Escoto-Galindo, pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle a firearm from the United States and reentry of a removed alien

July 6, 2011

Prison sentence in heroin conspiracy and guilty plea in money laundering conspiracy

Tax preparer, Curtis L. Robertson, guilty of fraud

New Orleans man, Gregory Hernandez, pleads to stealing checks from mailboxes and bank fraud

Metairie man, Brian Kent, pleads guilty to involvement in international counterfeiting scam

Illegal alien, Elmer Ovidio Alcantara, pleads guilty to false representation of a Social Security number

Kenner woman, Vanessa Jones, charged with defrauding the Louisiana Road Home Program

July 5, 2011

Lakeland, Florida man, Freddy Langford, pleads guilty to misdemeanor violation of the Lacey Act

June 2011

June 29, 2011

Alien, Rafael Nava-Palacios, sentenced for illegal re-entry and false representation of a Social Security number

June 24, 2011

Two New Orleans men, Wayne Tyler and Daniel Ziegler, indicted for drug violations

Slidell man, Dominick Fazzio, charged with conspiracy, mail fraud, and money laundering

Terrytown man, Cedric Kelly, indicted for arson, extortion and drugs

Metairie woman, Alicia Victoria Gee, charged with FEMA theft, possession of stolen mail, and identity theft

June 23, 2011

Alien, Walter Riascos, sentenced for illegal re-entry

Alien, Victor Manuel Martinez-Romero, indicted for illegal re-entry and illegal use of a Social Security number

June 22, 2011

Gretna woman, Cam T. Hang, sentenced for charges related to filing fraudulent claim for oil spill compensation

Illegal alien, Yordany Suero, sentenced for federal gun charge and aggravated identity theft

Alien, Melvin Josue Avelar-Castro, sentenced for illegal re-entry

Two additional members of violent “Josephine Dog Pound” plead guilty to drug and RICO charges

June 21, 2011

Alien, Rubin Edgardo Hernandez-Madrid, sentenced for attempting to smuggle firearms parts from the United States

June 20, 2011

Tax preparer, Tamara Scott-Landry, and former Sheriff’s deputy, Warren Lebeauf, Jr., plead guilty

June 17, 2011

Alien, Marco Antonio Quiroz-Garcia, sentenced to 8 years for illegal re-entry

Houston woman, Elaine L. Mullone, sentenced for theft of government funds related to Hurricane Katrina

Alien, Gilberto Ramos-Marrufo, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Harvey bookkeeper, Heather Chaisson, charged with embezzlement and failing to pay over $174,000 in taxes

June 10, 2011

Three men, Derrick Johnson, Jarvis Quinn Jackson, and Clifton Matthew Nicholson, indicted on federal drug charges

Jose Leonel Posadas-Martinez, Honduran citizen, indicted for unlawful transfer of identification documents

Juan Ramon Enamorado, Honduran citizen, indicted for unlawful transfer of identification documents

June 9, 2011

New Orleans man, Michael T. Drury, charged with crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children

Houston woman, Karen Jones, pleads guilty to Katrina-related wire and mail fraud

Terra Washington, owner of local Medicaid agency, pleads guilty to federal health care offense

Cecile Payne, Jefferson Parish woman, pleads guilty to defrauding the Louisiana Road Home Program

Robert Edwards, Northshore man, pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Tarshia Mcgary, Tickfaw woman, pleads guilty to conspiracy to defraud the federal government

June 8, 2011

Prison sentences and guilty plea in heroin conspiracy

June 6, 2011

Terrebonne Parish man, Steven Hebert, Jr, pleads guilty to gun and drug violations

June 3, 2011

Illegal alien, Israel Hernandez-Gonzalez, indicted for unlawful transfer of identification documents

June 2, 2011

Marrero woman, Jo Ann Girod, sentenced to federal prison for health care fraud

Illegal alien, Dennis Gamadiel Rubi-Ortiz, sentenced for false representation of a Social Security number

Illegal alien, Marlon Carrasco-Fugon, sentenced for false representation of a Social Security number

Houma man, Nicholas Billiot, pleads guilty to filing fraudulent claims for oil spill compensation

June 1, 2011

Former state public official, Henry M. Mouton, pleads guilty to conspiracy to receive bribes

May 2011

May 26, 2011

Jury convicts Mark St. Pierre on all 53 corruption counts

May 25, 2011

Three men sentenced in murder insurance fraud and arson

May 17, 2011

Underlicensed NOBRA pilot, Dereck E. Ponamsky, sentenced to 18 months home-detention for falsifying license

May 11, 2011

Former New Orleans Aviation Director, Sean Hunter, sentenced to one year for obstruction of justice

Illegal alien, Silvestre Perez-Perez, sentenced in federal court

Prison sentences and guilty plea in child exploitation proceedings in federal court today

May 5, 2011

Houma man, Robert Kim Istre, sentenced to over 17 years in prison for child pornography charges

May 4, 2011

Former Section 8 landlord, Jefferson Thompson, pleads guilty to theft

April 2011

April 29, 2011

Nine individuals and three corporations face 31 count health care fraud indictment

April 21, 2011

Two New Orleans men, Corey Richardson and Vincent Beverly, each sentenced for bank robbery conspiracy

Houma man, Nicholas Billiot, charged with defrauding Gulf Coast Claims Facility

Lafourche Parish resident, Wendell Shelby, sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for distributing crack cocaine

April 15, 2011

Former Section 8 landlord, Jefferson Thompson, charged with theft

April 14, 2011

Alien, Leonidas Caballero, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

April 13, 2011

Two New Orleans police officers convicted on civil rights and obstruction of justice charges in connection with the beating death of a civilian

Federal jury convicts New Orleans man, Gerard A. Jackson, Jr., for two bank robberies, drug conspiracy and obstruction of justice

Mexican national, Alejandro Solorzano, sentenced for federal gun violation

St. John Parish man, Louis Boyd, Jr., sentenced to 25 years in prison for federal drug and gun violations

Captain, Terry Carver, sentenced for leaving operation of tugboat with unlicensed pilot

April 12, 2011

Jefferson man, Herbert Poche, sentenced to over 8 years in prison for receiving child pornography

April 8, 2011

Alien, Carlos Humberto Davila-Mondragon, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

April 7, 2011

Laplace couple, Shondrell Campbell and Derek Campbell, charged with conspiracy and filing false income tax returns

Luling woman, Charlotte Troxler, sentenced to over 3 years imprisonment for bank fraud

April 6, 2011

Former Harahan police officer, Carol Ney, pleads guilty to obtaining property by fraud

April 1, 2011

Federal jury finds former N.O.P.D. captain, Michael Roussel, guilty of conspiracy and wire fraud

March 2011

March 31, 2011

Two New Orleans police officers sentenced in post-Katrina shooting and burning of Henry Glover

March 30, 2011

Former stock broker, Michael Sydney Wooton, pleads guilty to $900,000 mail fraud scheme

March 25, 2011

Former FEMA employee, Robert Blevins, and contractor, David Dangler, indicted for conspiracy

March 24, 2011

Slidell man, Marc David Maciera, sentenced for violation of federal migratory bird act

Texas couple, Melanie Newman and Michael Anthony Goodloe, Jr., sentenced for conspiracy to commit health care fraud

March 23, 2011

Former employee of Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff and Criminal Clerk, Gilishia Garrison, pleads guilty to federal charges

March 16, 2011

Gretna woman, Cam T. Hang, pleads guilty to charges related to filing fraudulent claims for oil spill compensation

March 10, 2011

Former bank employee, Melinda Billiot, sentenced in bank theft

Illegal alien, Marco Antonio Quiroz-Garcia, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Defendant, Joseph Branch, pleads guilty to conspiracy involving “kick-back” scheme for FEMA funds

March 2, 2011

New Orleans man, Cornelius Butler, sentenced to 35 months for federal gun charge

Illegal alien, Diego Pucastro, sentenced for fraud and misuse of a permanent resident card and illegal use of a Social Security number

New Orleans bookkeeper, Eileen Andrews, sentenced to 15 months imprisonment

Hammond woman, Leshea Hanible, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

Tax preparer, Jatera Mitchell, charged with false claims against the United States

Tax preparer, Tanza Robertson, charged with false claims against the United States

February 2011

February 25, 2011

Owner of pain management clinics, Candace Wilson, sentenced to over 12 years imprisonment for drug trafficking conspiracy

Orleans man, Damian Landry, sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for arson

Illegal alien, Marlon Carrasco-Fugon, pleads guilty to false representation of a Social Security number

Former restaurant manager, Shawn Michael Haygood, indicted for $268,000 computer fraud

Former state official, Henry M. Mouton, charged with conspiracy, receiving illegal payoffs and lying to FBI

February 24, 2011

Underlicensed NOBRA pilot, Dereck E. Ponamsky, pleads guilty to falsifying credentials

Florida man, Luke Sobiechowski, pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

February 23, 2011

Dominican national, Wilmer Antonio Puello-Mora, sentenced to 5 years in prison for drug distribution conspiracy

New Orleans woman, Ruth Leslie Goodman, sentenced to over 3 years for passport fraud and defrauding the LRA, SBA and FEMA

Jo Ann Girod, parent of medicaid recipient, convicted of federal health care fraud

February 22, 2011

Former Harahan police officer, Carol Ney, charged with obtaining property by fraud

February 11, 2011

Illegal Alien, Dennis Gamadiel Rubi-Ortiz, indicted for illegal use of a Social Security number

Alien, Walter Riascos, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Fourth defendant, Errol Harris, pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery

Hammond man, Anthony D. Knight, sentenced to 46 months for gun violation and failure to register as sex offender

New Orleans man, Marcus D. McKnight, sentenced to 46 months for federal gun charge

February 10, 2011

Oklahoma doctor, Dr. Gregory Khoury, sentenced in federal court for health care fraud

Metairie woman, Stella Grisbaum, sentenced to 3 years probation for theft of government funds

February 3, 2011

Former Mandeville CPA, Anthony Tulli, faces superseding indictment for wire and mail fraud

Hammond woman, Nadine Tillis, sentenced for defrauding American Red Cross

February 2, 2011

Five, Dewayne Cooper, Leonard White, Charles Wade, Generio Allen, and Cassandra Batiste, plead guilty to federal drug charges

Illegal alien, Edgardo Antonio Pena-Oliva, faces federal sentence

Tangipahoa man, Edward Davis, sentenced to over 15 years in federal prison for violating federal drug laws

Harvey man, Idress Subhi Salem, sentenced for trafficking in counterfeit goods

January 2011

January 28, 2011

Dominican man, Eduardo Manuel Polanco, indicted for false claim to U. S. citizenship

Former stock broker, Michael Wooton, charged with stealing over $900,000

Former Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff and Criminal Clerk’s employee, Gelishia Garrison, charged

January 27, 2011

Alien, Jose Francisco Padilla Menjivar, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry and illegal use of a Social Security number

Laplace man, Deshon Signal, pleads guilty to possession of drugs and guns

New Orleans woman, Sion Robert, charged with conspiracy

Bridge City man, Anthony J. Thomas, Jr., sentenced to over 7 years in federal prison for being felon in possession of firearm

January 24, 2011

New Orleans man, Gregory Hernandez, charged with theft of mail and bank fraud

January 21, 2011

Federal jury convicts three men, David Samuels, Jermaine Surtain, and Charles Moss, in insurance murder fraud and arson

Eight men charged with federal drug violations

January 20, 2011

Former St. John Parish President, William J. Hubbard, is sentenced for conspiracy to solicit and receive bribes

Alabama man, Thomas J. Poole, IV, sentenced for killing fishing boat captain while on the high seas

January 19, 2011

Former ship mate, John Bavaret, pleads guilty to environmental charges

Brothers, Orin N. Harris and Ethan Durand Harris, plead guilty to federal drug charges

DRD Towing Company and its owner, Randall Dantin, sentenced in connection with oil spill in Mississippi River

Hammond woman, Tammy Hickerson, sentenced for defrauding the American Red Cross

January 14, 2011

Illegal alien, Rufino Almanza-Martinez, indicted for unlawful use of a Social Security number

Three, Corey Richardson, Doriyah Jordan, and Vincent Beverly, plead guilty to conspiracy to commit an armed bank robbery

Houston woman, Elaine L. Mullone, pleads guilty to theft of government funds related to Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans woman, Tamara Bernard, sentenced to two years probation for theft of mail

Arabi man, Jacob B. Johannessen, Jr., sentenced for child pornography charges

January 12, 2011

Former chief engineer of Louisiana vessel company, Michael Murphy, sentenced for falsifying oil record book

January 6, 2011

New Orleans man, Gary Toca, sentenced for selling deadly dose of heroin

January 5, 2011

Former New Orleans Aviation Director, Sean Hunter, pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

New Orleans man, Michael P. Yazigi, sentenced to five years in prison for possession of child pornography

Captain, Terry Carver, pleads guilty to Ports and Waterways Safety Act Violation

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