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December 2012

December 21, 2012

Ronald Breaux charged with receipt of child pornography

Michael J. Hebert charged with receiving and possessing an unregistered firearm

Louisiana Home Elevations, L.L.C. and Christopher Benson plead guilty to structuring financial transactions

Victor Mendez-Guinto indicted for unlawful transfer of identification documents

Roddy Vizier arrested on child pornography charges

December 20, 2012

Jules Rodrigue sentenced to 25 years

December 19, 2012

Isaac Medrano pleads guilty to interstate threatening communications

December 14, 2012

Pedro Fernandez-Garcia indicted on illegal re-entry charge

Steven M. Childress charged with receipt of child pornography

December 13, 2012

Myles Fitzgerald Guidry charged with receipt of child pornography

Kelly Muller charged with embezzlement of health care funds

December 12, 2012

W&T Offshore, Inc. charged with violations of clean water act related to offshore production

U.S. Attorney’s Office Collects Over $76 Million in Criminal and Civil Debts in Fiscal Year 2012

Junior Reynaldo Hernandez-Rodriguez sentenced for failure to depart the United States

Leonard Jones, Jr. sentenced for weapons violation

Sheila Morris sentenced for theft of public money

Melody Huie pleads guilty to tax evasion and wire fraud

December 5, 2012

Ernest Blackmon pleads guilty to the possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon

Rodney Williams, New Orleans contractor, pleads guilty to bribing city official

November 2012

November 30, 2012

Netzahualcoyotl Guinto-Ascenscio indicted for unlawful transfer of identification documents and federal firearm violation

Marvin Elcid Montes-Cerrato indicted for illegal use of a social security number

Jose Adan De Dios-Lara and Jose Transito Lopez indicted on illegal re-entry charges

November 29, 2012

Bay E. Ingram pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in aftermath of BP oil spill

Norman Toups, Jr. pleads guilty to defrauding Social Security

Former New Orleans City Councilman, Jon Johnson, sentenced

Covington couple sentenced to prison in health care fraud case

Couple pleads guilty to conspiring to steal money from federal housing programs

Derrick Chris Guyot sentenced to 18 years for federal drug violations

Former Mandeville CPA, Anthony Tulli, sentenced for fraud and tax crimes

Alexy Laguna-Moran sentenced for attempting to ship a firearm without written notice to a contract carrier

November 28, 2012

Dwayne Smith sentenced for defrauding gulf coast claims facility

November 16, 2012

Jamon Dial sentenced for theft of government property

Transient man, Calum Arthur Conway, sentenced for illegal firearm possession

Former NOPD officer, Maurice R. Palmer, charged with tax evasion

Luis Misael Madrid-Romero pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Carlos Alexander Mejia-Saravia indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Second superseding indictment returned charging six defendants from the Hollygrove neighborhood

November 14, 2012

Roni Alexis Martinez-Reyes sentenced for illegal re-entry

Two associates of Hollygrove area gang plead guilty to federal violations including drug dealing, shootings and murdery

Norberto Lazaro Delagarza sentenced after pleading guilty to heroin charges

Man and woman sentenced after pleading guilty to importing heroin into the United States

Ruben Joseph Bryant sentenced for making, uttering and possessing counterfeit checks

Brothers found guilty by federal jury for drug possession and distribution

Shawn Michael Haygood of procurement for New Orleans restaurant sentenced for computer fraud

November 13, 2012

Three French Quarter businessmen charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States by filing false tax returns

November 7, 2012

Jonathan Frank pleads guilty to the possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon

Alberto Jose Zapata Morel pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

James L. Earls, Jr. sentenced to 5 years for federal drug charges

David C. Hollingsworth sentenced for child pornography charges

Former Chief Financial Officer, Kelly Williams, sentenced for defrauding non-profit for disabled

November 6, 2012

Three charged with defrauding the Veterans Administration

November 1, 2012

William Dugas indicted for threatening to destroy nuclear reactor

Covington businessman, Bay E. Ingram, charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in aftermath of BP oil spill

Jairo Mauricio Sagastume-Alvarenga and Walter Andres Ramirez plead guilty to illegal re-entry

Robert Mcfarland sentenced to 16 months for theft of federal program funds

October 2012

October 31, 2012

Jose Roberto de Leon sentenced for to illegal re-entry

Mandeville concrete company and owners sentenced for conspiring to harbor and induce illegal aliens and employment of illegal aliens

October 18, 2012

Joseph Lambert sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for weapons violation

Irvin Lefere, Jr. pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm

October 17, 2012

Jermaine Holden sentenced for violating federal drug laws

October 10, 2012

Dr. Jack Voight pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud violation

Nestor Alberto Duran-Esquivel alien pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

September 2012

September 26, 2012

Florida man, Willie Ingram, Jr., sentenced after pleading guilty to cocaine charges

Noah Gallien sentenced to 10 years for federal drug charges

Arturo Torres-Lopez sentenced for illegal re-entry

Nelfin Jesualdo Zelaya-Rosales sentenced for illegal re-entry

St. Tammany man, Ned Ross Wilson, Jr., sentenced to 10 years for meth lab operation

Connie M. Knight indicted in Louisiana for impersonating an OSHA employee to conduct fraudulent hazardous waste safety trainings during Gulf Oil Spill clean up

September 25, 2012

Former Jefferson Parish President, Aaron F. Broussard, pleads guilty

Junior Reynaldo Hernandez-Rodriguez pleads guilty to failure to depart the United States

September 24, 2012

Former Parish Attorney of Jefferson Parish, Thomas G. Wilkinson, pleads guilty to superseding bill of information

September 20, 2012

Luis Misael Madrid-Romero indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Matthew S. Olvany sentenced to 12 years in drug conspiracy that led to overdose death

Orlando, Florida man, Benson December Coriolant, convicted of sex trafficking a child into the New Orleans area, faces life in prison

September 19, 2012

Thomas G Wilkinson charged in one count superseding bill of information

September 14, 2012

Anthony Tucker Mendoza indicted for threatening to destroy FEMA building

September 13, 2012

Real estate investor, Michael B. Smuck, sentenced for mail fraud

Doran Seafood, LLC, sentenced after admitting to conspiring to mislabel commercially sold shrimp

Former New Orleans Traffic Court Deputy Clerk, James E. Singleton, sentenced

Gregory Richardson and Kennikqua Phillips sentenced for conspiracy to pass counterfeit money

August 2012

August 2, 2012

John C. Wright sentenced for failure to register as a sex offender

Quentin Kittel sentenced to five years for receiving child pornography

Walter Andres Ramirez indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Chaka Stewart pleads guilty to federal gun charge

Boyd William Leahy pleads guilty to health care fraud conspiracy

August 1, 2012

David C. Hollingsworth pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Tax preparer, Lekeith Robinson, pleads guilty to filing false income tax returns

Sergio Bibian-Alvarez sentenced for illegal re-entry

Three sentenced for defrauding oil industry service company

July 2012

July 27, 2012

Tax preparer, Laura A. Diggs, charged with false statements on tax returns and assisting in the preparation of false tax documents

Superseding indictment returned against former Parish President, Aaron F. Broussard, and Parish Attorney, Thomas G. Wilkinson, for conspiracy, bribery, theft, and fraud

Businessman, William P. Mack, charged with bribing former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard

July 26, 2012

Jacqueline Evans Segura, sentenced to 42 months imprisonment in health care fraud

Anael Herrera-Mejia sentenced for unlawful transfer of an identification document

Deshon Signal sentenced for possession of drugs and guns

Former Covington Bank CEO, Richard S. Blossman, Jr., pleads guilty to bank fraud and false statements

July 25, 2012

Irna Lacayo sentenced for making false statements during the purchase of firearms

Kendrick David Wilkerson sentenced to 84 months for federal gun charge

Angelina Gaitan Leahy pleads guilty to health care fraud charges

Former Chief Financial Officer, Kelley Williams, guilty of defrauding non-profit for disabled

Mandeville concrete company and owners plead guilty to conspiring to harbor and induce illegal aliens and employment of illegal aliens

Rokeisha Barrios sentenced for defrauding Gulf Coast Claims Facility

Arthur Drummer, Jr. sentenced to 48 months for federal gun charge

Company operating the M/V Polyneos pays $1.2 million for covering up of oil pollution, violation of ports and waterways safety act, and obstruction of justice

July 20, 2012

David Bakare indicted for importation of counterfeit United States currency

Former New Orleans police officer, Tiwana Alexander, pleads guilty to conspiracy to steal funds for homeless individuals

July 19, 2012

Calvin Johnson sentenced for entering a bank with the intent to rob it

July 18, 2012

New Orleans City Councilman, Jon Johnson, pleads guilty to conspiracy

New Orleans man, Henry A. Lacour, IV, sentenced after pleading guilty to heroin charges

Local rap artist, Christopher Dorsey, sentenced to 14 years in federal prison on charges relating to felon in possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice

July 12, 2012

Toris Young sentenced for mail fraud and theft of government funds

Jose Ismael Garcia-Ventura sentenced for illegal re-entry

Adelmo Cabrera-Ramirez sentenced for illegal re-entry

Isaac Sandoval-Romero sentenced for illegal re-entry

July 11, 2012

Robert P. Mcfarland pleads guilty to theft of government funds

Metairie bank manager, Karen Sork, pleads guilty to bank theft

Shirley A. Bunda, pleads guilty to theft of government funds

Darvell Hall charged with making false claims to an agency of the United States and wire fraud

Torrance Green sentenced for theft of government funds

Ramiro Reyes-Sanchez sentenced for illegal re-entry

Felipe Alvarez-Cervantes sentenced for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and illegal re-entry

Izeal Ducre sentenced to 14 years for federal drug violations

June 2012

June 28, 2012

Kenyatte D. Pea sentenced to 15 years in drug case

June 27, 2012

Frank Fradella, former New Orleans contractor, pleads guilty to conspiracy to bribe a city official and securities fraud

Steven Recasner pleads guilty to firearms charges

Cynthia H. Rogers sentenced for making, uttering, and possessing forged checks

Natasha Wells sentenced for defrauding Gulf Coast Claims Facility

John E. Bagent sentenced to over 18 years for federal drug charges

June 25, 2012

Jihad Hatem Hamad arrested for conspiracy to use telephone calls to promote unlawful activity, public bribery

Jorge Alexander Martinez-Barela sentenced for illegal re-entry

June 22, 2012

Francisco Lopez sentenced for illegal re-entry

Michael Hooker sentenced for federal gun charges

Warren Wesley and Corneila Roussel indicted for federal gun and drug charges

Chanel Carter and Hoxie Marcelin indicted for federal drug charges

Devin Morgan indicted for federal drug charges

Cedric Kelly sentenced to 15 years for arson and drug violations

June 21, 2012

Michael W. Lewallen sentenced to 4 years for 2011 robberies of multiple banks

Jose Israel Romero pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Michael G. Meany, Jr. sentenced for using internet to harm children

June 20, 2012

David Duplantis sentenced for bank robbery

Slidell couple indicted for wire fraud and false statements on federal tax returns

June 15, 2012

Illegal alien, Alberto Jose Zapata Morel, indicted for unlawful transfer of identification documents, possession of document-making implements and reentry of a removed alien

Former Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff and Criminal Clerk’s employee sentenced

Kevin Alexander Santamaria-Oviedo and Jennifer Marilyn Herrera indicted for unlawful transfer of identification documents and possession of document-making implements

Roni Alexis Martinez-Reyes indicted for illegal re-entry and illegal use of a Social Security number

June 14, 2012

Ana Delia Moreno-Santos sentenced for illegal re-entry and false representation of a Social Security number

Dwayne Smith pleads guilty to defrauding Gulf Coast Claims Facility

Former New Orleans Traffic Court Deputy Clerk, James E. Singleton, pleads guilty

Former Gretna attorney, Michael Richard Bark, sentenced to over 5 years for wire fraud of more than $1.6 million

June 07, 2012

Brianna Lafrance sentenced for role in home elevation program bribery

Former bail bondsman, Willie J. Irons, Jr, pleads guilty to conspiracy

Wilmer Aguilar-Rodriguez pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Louisiana seafood packager pleads guilty to conspiring to mislabel commercially sold shrimp

Hammond man, Joseph A. Schillace IV, sentenced for operating an illegal gambling business and tax evasion

Alfonso Valenzuela-Rodriguez sentenced for illegal re-entry

Mario Alberto Lopez-Izaguirre sentenced for illegal re-entry

June 06, 2012

Two illegal aliens plead guilty to illegal re-entry

Javier Moreno-Martinez sentenced for false representation of a Social Security number

June 05, 2012

Fifth Circuit affirms conviction of former Gretna City Councilman Jonathan Bolar

June 04, 2012

New Orleans man, Clarence Raymond, pleads guilty to federal gun charge

June 01, 2012

Nestor Murcia-Carpio indicted for aggravated identity theft and making false statements in a passport application

May 2012

May 31, 2012

Former head of procurement for local restaurant, Shawn Michael Haygood, pleads guilty to computer fraud

May 30, 2012

Jose Angel Ordonez-Ruiz sentenced for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person

Felton West sentenced to 15 years for drug trafficking and use of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking

Arturo Lamas-Munoz sentenced for illegal re-entry

Jose Angel Ordonez-Ruiz sentenced for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person

Antonio Guillermo Montes-Juarez pleads guilty to Illegal re-entry

May 17, 2012

Drug offender, Steve A. White, pleads guilty in federal court

Alien, Martin Clemente-Gutierrez, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Arabi man, Charles Seruntine, sentenced for conspiring to defrauding the United States

Metairie man, Adolfo Hernandez, pleads guilty to conspiring to harbor illegal aliens

Alien, Manuel Enrique Zelaya-rodriguez, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Metairie man, Roland Glover, sentenced to over 7 years for drugs and weapons violations

May 15, 2012

FIFTH CIRCUIT VACATES MILLION-DOLLAR TORT JUDGMENT AGAINST UNITED STATES

May 11, 2012

New Orleans man, Randy Dixon, indicted for distribution of cocaine

Two Slidell men plead guilty to Federal drug violations

Metairie woman, Karen Sork, charged with bank theft

Tax preparer, James W. Nelson, sentenced for false claims, tax evasion, and obstruction

Child pornography charges filed against New Orleans man

, David C. Hollingsworth Metairie man, Joseph C. Delay, indicted for gun violation and failure to register as sex offender

May 02, 2012

New Orleans man, Brian Riggins, sentenced to life for drug conspiracy and firearms crimes

Local woman, Shanette Raquell Kennard, pleads guilty to hurricane Gustav FEMA fraud

Northshore man, Noah Gallien, pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Mississippi woman, Gina M. Seawright, pleads guilty to counterfeit securities

Pedro Guerrero sentenced for false statement to coast guard

New Orleans man, Lloyd E. Curry, sentenced to 28 years for weapons and narcotics violations

Alien, Cristian Ricardo Colindres-Alvarado, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

FEMA employee, Robert Blevins, pleads guilty to violating a conflict of interest

May 01, 2012

Former attorney, Carlos Romious, guilty of bringing bullets into federal courthouse

April 2012

April 27, 2012

Turkish national, Giray Biyikioglu, charged with wire fraud and identity theft

April 26, 2012

Previously convicted felon, Kendrick David Wilkerson, pleads guilty to the possession of a firearm

New Orleans, Earl Myers, man pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit theft in connection with a program receiving federal funds

Norco man, Jason Long, pleads guilty to receiving images of child pornography

Former bank president, Reginald R. Harper, pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud

Prairieville man, Theofilo “Phil” Dagsaan, pleads guilty to misdemeanor for discharging oily waste water into the Mississippi river

Hahnville man, Ruben Joseph Bryant, pleads guilty to making, uttering and possessing counterfeit checks

Six defendants sentenced in drug conspiracy

April 25, 2012

New Orleans man, Ricardo Young, sentenced for weapons violation

April 19, 2012

Harvey man, John C. Wright, Jr., pleads guilty to failing to register as a sex offender

Illegal alien, Arturo Torres-Lopez, indicted for illegal re-entry

Gramercy woman, Sheila Morris, indicted for theft of public money

Slidell man, Quentin Kittel, pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

April 18, 2012

Former employee of physician, Jacqueline Evans Segura, pleads guilty to health care fraud

Tax preparer, Jatera Mitchell, sentenced for filing fraudulent tax returns

Illegal alien, Miguel Angel Mejia-Gabriel, sentenced for illegal re-entry

Metairie doctor, Dan Joachim, M.D., sentenced for receiving materials depicting the sexual exploitation of minors and health care fraud; local health care billing company also sentenced for committing health care fraud

River ridge man, James Bridger, sentenced for misapplication of money of a carrier in interstate commerce

Chief engineer, Vereno Borillo, on cargo vessel pleads guilty to making a false statement to the Coast Guard

April 17, 2012

Former bail bondsman, Willie J. Irons, Jr, charged with conspiracy

April 10, 2012

Tax preparer, Lekeith Robinson, charged with false claims against the United States

Four plead guilty to defrauding oil industry service company

March 2012

March 30, 2012

Metairie man, David Outlaw, arrested for illegal sawed off rifle, sale of counterfeit money and methamphetamine

New Orleans man, Mark Gautreau, sentenced for shooting two hispanic men

New Orleans man, Jamal Walton, sentenced to 40 years in the carjacking and killing of a New Orleans resident

March 29, 2012

Alien, Jose Alberto Rivas-Vasquez, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

New Orleans man, Michael Hooker, pleads guilty in federal court to gun charges

March 28, 2012

Michael Anderson, leader of the“Josephine Dog Pound” sentenced to life imprisonment for RICO and murder charges

Rachel Savage sentenced for theft of road home money

March 23, 2012

Illegal alien, Martin Clemente-Gutierrez, indicted for illegal re-entry

New Orleans man, Anthony Davis, sentenced for involvement in crack conspiracy

Alien, Zerafin Lopez-Allela, sentenced for illegal re-entry

March 21, 2012

Local woman, Shanette Raquell Kennard, charged with hurricane gustav FEMA fraud

Metairie man, David Duplantis, pleads guilty to bank robbery

New Orleans man, Yossel Eusebio Valencia-Lacayo, sentenced for violations of the federal gun control act

Local man, William Thomas Driscoll, arrested for threatening former president George W. Bush and a presidential candidate

Slidell man, Tracy Tardiff, sentenced to 2 years for assaulting a postal letter carrier

March 19, 2012

Slidell man, Quentin Kittel, charged with receipt of child pornography

March 16, 2012

A New Orleans, Damien C. Dodson, man indicted for federal drug and gun violations

Slidell man, Loren Gordon, Jr., pleads guilty to theft and gun charges

March 15, 2012

Federal grand jury returns a superseding indictment against defendant, Steven Earl Hardrick, for violations of the federal controlled substances act, federal firearm laws, carjacking, witness tampering, and murder

Real estate developer, Troy A. Fouquet, pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud

Alien, Francisco Lopez, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

March 14, 2012

Two sentenced for straw purchase of assault style firearm

March 09, 2012

Florida man, Yahia Asad, indicted for conspiracy to commit money laundering

Alien, Sergio Bibian-Alvarez, indicted on one count Of illegal re-entry

Alien, Wilmer Aguilar-Rodriguez, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

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March 07, 2012

Norco man, Jason Long, arrested and charged with receipt of child pornography

Four New Orleans men plead guilty to violations of the federal controlled substances act

New Orleans woman, Rokeisha Barrios, pleads guilty to defrauding gulf coast claims facility

Lawrence Wilson and Peggy Boudreaux Wilson sentenced for stealing money from federal housing program

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

New orleans man, Rodney Henderson, sentenced to over 7 years for federal firearm and drug violations

Alvin Barnes sentenced to 10 years on conspiracy charge

March 01, 2012

New Orleans police officer, Tiwana Alexander, charged with conspiracy and theft of federal funds

St. Joseph man, Kenneth Wayne Bates, indicted for violation of the federal controlled substance act

February 2012

February 29, 2012

New Orleans man, Kelly P. Harrell, sentenced to 12 years for drugs and weapons violations

February 28, 2012

Donald Hudson charged with false statement to DOI-OIG regarding blowout preventer testing on drilling rig in gulf

February 24, 2012

Illegal alien, Jose Edgar Ramos, indicted for making a false statement regarding U. S. citizenship and illegal use of a Social Security number

Illegal alien, Isaac Sandoval-Romero, indicted for illegal re-entry

Harvey man, John C. Wright, Jr., indicted for failure to register as a sex offender

February 23, 2012

Lithuanian national, Aivaris Sarmaitis, indicted for receiving stolen government property

Alien, Mario Alberto Lopez-Izaguirre, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

New Orleans man, Lonnie Ingram, sentenced to ten years after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm

Andrew Larose sentenced for assisting drug dealer in gun purchase

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

February 17, 2012

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

February 16, 2012

Hammond man, John M. Ndanyi, pleads guilty to filing false tax returns

Pedro Guerrero pleads guilty to false statement to coast guard

Alien, Ramiro Reyes-Sanchez, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Gretna commercial fishing guide, Blake A. Mitchell, sentenced for operating illegal guiding service

February 15, 2012

Former bank president, and real estate developer, Reginald R. Harper, charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud

Slidell man, Forrest B. Smith, pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

Alien, Jose Ismael Garcia-Ventura, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Ponchatoula woman, Cynthia H. Rogers, pleads guilty to making, uttering, and possessing forged checks

Alien, Ernesto Garcia-Granados, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

February 14, 2012

Two “Fat City” convenience store operators indicted for arson

February 13, 2012

Jacqueline Evans Segura charged with health care fraud

Corporation, Philsynergy Maritime, INC., pleads guilty to ocean discharge violations

February 10, 2012

New Orleans woman, Natasha Wells, pleads guilty to defrauding gulf coast claims facility in wake of BP gulf spill

February 09, 2012

Ponchatoula woman, Cynthia H. Rogers, charged with making, uttering, and possessing forged checks

February 08, 2012

Alien, Felipe Alvarez-Cervantes, pleads guilty to possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and illegal re-entry

Oakmont Environmental, INC sentenced for violation of the clean water act for discharging oily wastewater into the Harvey canal

New Orleans man, Michael T. Drury, sentenced to 3 years in prison for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children

Metairie man, Lawrence Dejean, is sentenced for pirating and selling over $123,000 worth of CDs and DVDs

February 06, 2012

Tax preparer, James W. Nelson, charged with false claims, tax evasion, and obstruction

Illegal alien, Mario Alberto Lopez-Izaguirre, indicted for illegal re-entry

February 05, 2012

Owner of seafood distribution business, Vinh Q. Tran, pleads guilty to bribery of a public official

Pair pleads guilty to stealing patient information to be used for personal gain

February 04, 2012

Alien, Eduardo Isaac Paz-Mutz, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

February 03, 2012

Illegal alien, Jorge Alexander Martinez-Barela, indicted for illegal re-entry

Illegal alien, Celio Peraza, indicted for possession of firearms and ammunition by a prohibited person

Illegal alien, Daniel De La Cruz-Tijerina, indicted for illegal use of a Social Security number

Illegal alien, Geovanny Alexi Alas-Dubon, indicted for illegal use of a Social Security number

U.S. Supreme Court denies hearing case of Louisiana man, Matthew Pizzolato, who operated $20 million investment ponzi scheme

Former HBPA executive director, Mona Hebert Romero, sentenced to thirteen months for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and identity fraud

February 02, 2012

Federal grand jury indicts Calvin Johnson for attempting to rob a bank

Alien, Marcos Antonio Ulloa-Diaz, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Shahid Wilson sentenced for assisting drug dealer

Unlicensed pilot, Darryl Granier, Sr., sentenced for falsifying credentials

Former HBPA president, Sean Daniel Alfortish, sentenced to serve over three years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, identity fraud and health care fraud

February 01, 2012

Federal jury convicts Brian Riggins for drug conspiracy and firearms crimes

January 2012

January 27, 2012

22-count indictment returned for RICO violations, the violent crime in aid of racketeering act, the federal gun control act, controlled substances act, and obstruction of justice

Covington man, Garry Massie, charged with theft of federal funds

New Orleans man, Walter Conley, indicted for federal charges relating to murder and carjacking

Former mitigation analyst from home elevation program, Brianna Lafrance, charged with conspiracy

January 26, 2012

California man, Kennard Washington, pleads guilty in federal court

Alien, Cristian Ricardo Colindres-Alvarado, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Laplace tax preparer, Shondrell Campbell, charged with obstruction of justice

New Orleans man, Toris Young, pleads guilty to mail fraud and theft of government funds

Harahan man, Vernon Ponder, sentenced for theft of federal funds

Shantell Moses sentenced for fraud and identity theft in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina

Illegal alien, Roberto Guevara-Palomeque, sentenced for false statement to U. S. citizenship and illegal use of a social security number

Alien, Alfonso Valenzuela-Rodriguez, pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

January 25, 2012

New Orleans man, Bertrand R. Taylor, sentenced for theft of social security benefits

January 24, 2012

Bookkeeper, Susan Fonte, pleads guilty to wire fraud

January 20, 2012

Alien, Antonio Guillermo Montes-Juarez, indicted on one count of illegal re-entry

Former Jefferson Parish Chief Administrative Officer, Timothy A. Whitmer, charged in one count bill of information

January 19, 2012

New Orleans man, Terrious Owney, indicted on drug conspiracy charges and telephone count

January 18, 2012

Metairie doctor, Dr. Dan Joachim, M.D., pleads guilty to receiving materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors and health care fraud; local health care billing company also pleads guilty to health care fraud

Bulk storage company, Stolthaven New Orleans, LLC, ordered to pay $350,000 for violation of the clean water act

Former Jefferson Parish Public School Board employee, Amanda Jackson, sentenced for embezzlement scheme

January 17, 2012

Houma man, Mark Pellegrin, is sentenced for theft of government funds

Alien, Angel Irlando Gonzalez-Fuentes, sentenced for illegal re-entry

January 12, 2012

New Orleans man, Charles Raymond, sentenced for carjacking and killing of New Orleans resident

Hammond woman, Lafreda Winston, sentenced for receipt of Red Cross funds after Hurricane Katrina

Reserve man, Clifton Matthew Nicholson, receives over 2 years for federal drug conviction

Alien, Andres Perez-Bustillo, sentenced for Illegal re-entry

January 11, 2012

Five individuals and four corporations plead guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud, health care fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering

Darryl Shields member of violent “Josephine Dog Pound” sentenced to life in federal court to RICO and murder charges

Marrero woman, Patricia A. Bowman, sentenced for making a false statement to FEMA

Cassandra Batiste sentenced to 5 years for her role in muling heroin on commercial airlines

Mississippi man, Andrew Lee Thomas, sentenced in drug conspiracy

January 04, 2012

Thibodaux man, Chauncey Ayrow, sentenced for cocaine conspiracy

New Orleans man, Marcell London, sentenced to 5 years for heroin charges

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