News and Press Releases

News and Press Releases

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December 2013

December 20, 2013

Financial advisor, Jabari Ragas, charged with money laundering and tax fraud

December 18, 2013

Developer, Praveen Kailas, sentenced to 30 months for theft of government funds and conspiracy charges

December 17, 2013

New Orleans elevation company and its owner, Ramon Santos, sentenced for conspiracy to commit money laundering

December 13, 2013

Ponchatoula man, Robert Swan, charged with the sexual exploitation of children, as well as the distribution and receipt of child pornography

Two Texas-area individuals charged with sex trafficking of a minor by force, fraud, and coercion into the New Orleans area

New Orleans man, Gregory R. Alexander, sentenced for attempting to firebomb his truck

John Labee pleads guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax documents, making false statements on income tax returns and lying to a federal grand jury

December 11, 2013

Two gang members from Hollygrove area sentenced on federal RICO, drug, and firearms charges

Former motel owner, Anil Patel, sentenced for tax fraud

December 10, 2013

Former NOPD Officer, Jason Cross, pleads guilty in federal court to drug charges

November 2013

November 22, 2013

Gretna men sentenced for conspiracy to commit bribery

Two New Orleans Police Officers indicted in theft and bribery conspiracy

November 21, 2013

Gang member from Hollygrove area, Theron Golston, sentenced to life in prison on federal RICO, drug, and murder charges

November 20, 2013

Former Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy, Mark Hebert, pleads guilty to civil rights, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft violations

November 15, 2013

Brothers plead guilty to federal murder charges

Raceland man, Ronald Breaux, sentenced to 151 months for distributing child pornography

November 13, 2013

Florida man, George Potter, pleads guilty to distribution of child pornography

November 8, 2013

Eight individuals indicted for crimes involving the sexual victimization of children

Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company sentenced to $6.4 million criminal penalty for false writings related to well control testing

November 1, 2013

Turkish national, Giray Biyiklioglu, convicted of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, tax, and money laundering charges

Former New Orleans Traffic Court accountant, Vandale Thomas, indicted

October 2013

October 30, 2013

New Orleans man, Christopher M. Schwab, charged with producing and distributing child pornography

October 24, 2013

Louisiana Sergeant Gary J. Shine pleads guilty to assault of detainee

United States Attorney's Office is now on Twitter

Mr. Aaron Daste, Dr. Gail Armant Lemelle, US Attny Polite, and Mr. Aaron McDonald at Night Out On Crime event in New Orleans, Louisisana.

US Attorney Polite addresses attendees at last night's Night Out On Crime Event with Mayor Landrieu and other community leaders.

October 23, 2013

Former St. Tammany Coroner Peter Galvan pleads guilty to conspiracy to steal funds from coroner's office

October 22, 2013

Mail-order diabetic supply company and its owners resolve allegations of civil and criminal fraud arising from kickback payments

October 11, 2013

St. Tammany Coroner, Peter Galvan, charged with conspiracy to steal funds from coroner's office

October 10, 2013

Former State Representative, Girod Jackson, pleads guilty to federal tax violations

Gang indictment unsealed charging seven defendants from the East Hollygrove neighborhood with federal murder, drug, and firearms violations

September 2013

September 25, 2013

Hammond woman, Sandra Renee Keith, pleads guilty to false statements to an agency of the United States

New Orleans man, Michael Larrieu, sentenced for failing to register as sex offender

September 20, 2013

20-count indictment returned for RICO violations, Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering, Federal Gun Control, and Controlled Substances Acts

September 19, 2013

Bourg, Louisiana man, Roddy Vizier, sentenced for child pornography charges

September 18, 2013

New Orleans woman, Rachell Thomas, sentenced for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in aftermath of BP Oil Spill

New Orleans man, Davis Norman, III, sentenced to 2 years for manufacturing and selling counterfeit motion pictures and musical albums

Two New Orleans area merchants charged with food stamp fraud

John Philip Morrill, Jr, sentenced for assault upon a federal officer, access device fraud and bank fraud

September 17, 2013

Raceland man, Johnny Smith, charged with the sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography

September 12, 2013

Postal employee, Will R. Bulloch, sentenced for theft of mail

September 11, 2013

Former Orleans Parish Deputy, Gerard J. Hoffman, Jr., sentenced in bribery case

Former postal employee, Michael Roig, pleads guilty to embezzling mail

September 9, 2013

Former Orleans Parish bail bondswoman, Tynekia Buckley, charged with conspiracy

September 5, 2013

Gretna man, Keith Joseph Mcgee, charged with the sexual exploitation of children

Houma man, Arlen B. Cenac, Jr., sentenced for making false statements to the Federal Elections Commission

Siranush Tulumdzhyan and LA Medical Group, Inc. sentenced for conspiracy to commit health care fraud violations

September 4, 2013

Former motel owner, Anil Patel, guilty of tax fraud

New Orleans man, George Snyder, charged with crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children

August 2013

August 30, 2013

New Orleans woman, Renata Foreman, charged with financial aid fraud

August 29, 2013

Defendant, Torey Richardson, sentenced after pleading to violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act, the Federal Gun Control and Controlled Substances Acts

August 28, 2013

Local man, Cristino Nunez, pleads guilty to theft of government money

Slidell woman, Nicole Nicholas, guilty of forgery

Florida man, Roger Brent Churchwell, pleads guilty to receiving images depicting the sexual exploitation of children

Tax preparer, Lekeith Robinson, sentenced for filing false income tax returns

Brothers charged with setting fires on the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge

August 26, 2013

St. Charles Parish man, Chad Michael Hotard, charged with production and distribution of child pornography

August 22, 2013

Maryland man, Richard McNeal, sentenced for trafficking in counterfeit goods

Kentwood man, Keith J. Pendarvis, indicted for failure to register as sex offender

Gang members, Tyronne Stevenson and Mark Glenn, from Hollygrove area plead guilty

Louisiana State Representative Girod Jackson charged with federal tax violations

Georgia man, Kaleb Deakle, sentenced for defrauding car dealership

New Orleans man, Christopher Joseph, indicted as felon in possession of a firearm

Hollygrove gang member, Walter Conley, pleads guilty to federal RICO and murder charges

New Orleans man, Ronald Taylor, indicted as felon in possession of a firearm

Union leader, Malvin Bergeron, sentenced for embezzling union funds

Orleans man, Gregory R. Alexander, pleads guilty to possession of flammable liquid bomb

New Orleans postal employee, Chanel M. Mcginnis, sentenced for embezzlement of mail matter

August 21, 2013

Terrytown man, Warren Stewart, pleads guilty to unauthorized recording of a motion picture and criminal infringement of a copyright

New Orleans man, Jahvar Hooks, charged with making threatening phone calls

Three sentenced to defrauding the Veterans Administration

August 20, 2013

Developer, Praveen Kailas, pled to theft of government funds and conspiracy charges

San Diego real estate developer, Mark Hofmann, charged with wire fraud

August 14, 2013

California man, Martin Vellozzi, pleads guilty to mail fraud

August 9, 2013

Raceland man, Ronald Breaux, pleads guilty to distribution of child pornography

August 8, 2013

New Orleans woman, Clarissa O. Morgan, pleads guilty to mail fraud

Slidell woman, Keishandra Houston, sentenced for wire fraud in aftermath of bp oil spill

Carlos Alberto Aguilar sentenced for illegal reentry

Ponchatoula man, Anthony Smith, sentenced for drug trafficking

Ponchatoula home elevation company and owner, Christopher Benson, sentenced for structuring financial transactions

New Orleans woman, Alicia Wells, sentenced for defrauding Gulf Coast Claims Facility

August 6, 2013

Former Metairie resident, Anil Patel, charged with tax fraud

July 2013

July 25, 2013

Slidell man, Christopher Buelle, pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit import violations and for violating FDA laws by mislabelling and distributing bath salts and synthetic marijuana and attempting to violate the Controlled Substances Act

Zuhair Hamed and Jihad Hamad plead guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery

Monterio Wiggins sentenced after pleading guilty to violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act, the Federal Gun Control and Controlled Substances Acts

Marrero woman, Shanera Washington-Sylve, pleads guilty to charges related to financial aid fraud

Businessman, William P. Mack, sentenced for bribing former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard

Illegal alien, Miguel Mendoza-Vega, pleads guilty to misuse of a permanent resident card and illegal use of a social security number

Alien, Jose Transito Lopez, sentenced for illegal reentry

New Orleans man, Dominique Adams, sentenced to 73 months for drug, gun, and escape charges

July 24, 2013

Jose Roberto Pacheco-Alvarado pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

New Orleans man, William Stevenson, sentenced for role in heroin and cocaine conspiracy

Chief engineer from M/T Stolt Facto, Inigo Albina, sentenced for obstruction of justice

New Orleans man, Hoxie Marcelin, sentenced for narcotics violation

July 23, 2013

30-count superseding indictment returned for violations of the Controlled Substances Act and the Federal Gun Control Act

Florida man, Roger Brent Churchwell, charged with crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children

July 19, 2013

New Orleans man, Jordan A. Sanchez, pleads guilty to mail fraud in fraudulent oil spill claim

Ivan Gabriel Castro-Alvarez indicted for illegal reentry

Tangipahoa Parish men indicted on drug and gun charges

July 18, 2013

Slidell tax preparer, John Labee, charged in 13-count indictment

Florida men plead guilty relating to their involvement in illegal possession of a firearm

July 15, 2013

California man, Martin Vellozzi, charged with creating and selling fake Mercedes-Benz automotive equipment

July 11, 2013

Slidell man, Michael Page, sentenced to 5 years for federal drug violation

Defendants sentenced after pleading to RICO violations, violations of the federal Gun Control And Controlled Substances Acts, and obstruction of justice

July 10, 2013

Alien, Narciso Ramos-Lopez, pleads guilty to illegal use of a Social Security number

Illegal alien, Sergio Jose Nogueira, pleads guilty to illegal use of a Social Security number and making false statements on a passport application

Hollygrove gang member, Norman Ratcliff, pleads guilty to federal RICO, drug, and murder charges

Harvey man, Jermaine Hudson, sentenced for RICO and Federal Controlled Substances Acts violations

Terrytown man, Warren Stewart, charged with recording movies in a local theater and criminal infringement of a copyright

July 9, 2013

New Orleans man, Michael Larrieu, pleads guilty for failure to register as sex offender

Engineer from M/T Stolt Facto, Anselmo Capillanes, sentenced for violating act to prevent pollution from ships

July 3, 2013

Moises Chicaj-Imul pleads guilty to fraud and misuse of a permanent resident card and illegal use of a Social Security number

Anahit Hovhannisyan and Health Guard, Inc. plead guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud violations

Three men sentenced after pleading to violations of the racketeer influenced corrupt organization act, the Federal Gun Control and Controlled Substances Acts, and obstruction of justice.

Sheriff, Irvin F. Hingle, sentenced for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bribery

Former Orleans Parish Deputy, John P. Sens, sentenced for conspiracy to commit briberyy

July 2, 2013

David Gonzalez sentenced for illegal reentry

July 1, 2013

U.S. Attorney's Office remembers colleague Albert J. Winters, Jr.

June 2013

June 28, 2013

David C. Hollingsworth sentenced for assault on navy base

June 27, 2013

Two men sentenced after pleading guilty to drug charge

Nedra Bell sentenced for Katrina related fraud and making false statements to housing authority of New Orleans

Ramiro Nava-Delgadillo pleads guilty to illegal reentry

Robert Packnett pleads guilty to bank fraud

June 26, 2013

Kevin Tyler pleads to drug conspiracy charge

Hollygrove gang member, Theron Golston, pleads guilty to federal RICO, drug, and murder charges

June 20, 2013

Florida man, George W. Potter, indicted for distribution of child pornography

June 19, 2013

Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office vendor, Richard P. Molenaar, III, pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery

Luis Baena-Olivares sentenced for illegal reentry

June 18, 2013

Former sports agent, Benjamin M. Geller, pleads guilty to wire fraud

Former Orleans Parish Bond Clerk, Lear Enclarde, pleads guilty

June 13, 2013

St. Helena Parish man, Christien Scott, sentenced after pleading guilty to drug charges

Slidell woman, Nicole Nicholas, charged with forgery

Richard McNeal pleads guilty to selling counterfeit BCS National Championship & Super Bowl tickets

Benjamin Bennett pleads guilty to charges related to filing fraudulent claims for oil spill compensation

June 12, 2013

Millette Womack pleads guilty to defrauding gulf coast claims facility

Alabama man living in Metairie, James W. Henley, pleads guilty for failure to register as sex offender, pleads guilty for failure to register as sex offender

Joshua Nettles sentenced to over 8 years in prison for receiving images and movies depicting the sexual exploitation of children

June 11, 2013

Netzahualcoyotl Guinto-Ascenscio sentenced for unlawfully transferring a fraudulent identification document

June 10, 2013

Lazaro Carbajal-Aviles pleads guilty and sentenced for illegal reentry

Shanera Washington-Sylve charged with financial aid fraud

June 7, 2013

Superseding indictment returned for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and Federal Gun Control Act

June 6, 2013

Kenneth Wayne Bates sentenced after pleading guilty to cocaine charge

Former executive director of NOAH, Stacey Jackson, indicted

June 5, 2013

Illegal alien, Nestor Murcia-Carpio, sentenced for illegal use of a Social Security number, making a false claim to U.S. citizenship and making false statements on a passport application

Rachell Thomas pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in aftermath of BP oil spill

Arlen "Benny" Cenac Jr. pleads guilty to making false statements to the federal election commission

May 2013

May 30, 2013

Two men charged with conspiracy to bribe agent of local government in connection with program receiving federal funds

Ronald M. Leach indicted for Westbank bank robberies

New Orleans postal employee, Chanel M. Mcginnis, pleads guilty to embezzlement of mail matter

St. Charles parish tax preparers, Cathy Ross Vinnett and Lashanda Ruth Vinnett, indicted by federal grand jury

Siranush Tulumdzhyan and company plead guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud violations

May 29, 2013

Tangipahoa man, Frank Donewar, sentenced for illegal wagering operation

Temple Inland sentenced in federal court to pay $3.3 million in fine and restitution

May 24, 2013

Jerayr Rostamian and his company sentenced for structuring financial transactions to avoid reporting requirements and conspiracy to commit money laundering

May 23, 2013

Arlen B. Cenac, Jr., charged with making false statements to the Federal Elections Commission

May 22, 2013

Texas man, Isaac Medrano, receives five year sentence for interstate threats

Jason Long sentenced to 40 years in prison for receiving child pornography and sexually exploiting a child

Joel Raymond Polaski pleads guilty to possession of stolen mail

May 21, 2013

Melvin Jeovany Vasquez pleads guilty to illegal reentry

May 17, 2013

Sandra Renee Keith indicted for concealing a fugitive and making a false statement to an agency of the United States

Connie M. Knight sentenced to 57 months in prison for ID fraud and impersonating an OSHA official in wake of Gulf oil spill

May 16, 2013

Sanjoy Bhattacharya sentenced for defrauding the Louisiana Road Home Program

Kaleb Deakle guilty of defrauding car dealership

Former Orleans Parish bond clerk, Lear Enclarde, charged with conspiracy

Former sports agent, Benjamin M. Geller, charged with wire fraud

Jose Gonzalez-Grana, pleads guilty to making a false statement claiming United States citizenship and illegal use of a Social Security number

Michael J. Hebert pleads guilty to receiving and possessing an unregistered firearm

Michael Larrieu indicted for failure to register as sex offender

Jose Roberto Pacheco-Alvarado indicted for illegal reentry

Two New Orleans men indicted in heroin conspiracy

May 15, 2013

Pedro Fernandez-Garcia sentenced for illegal reentry

New Orleans man, Lam Nguyen, sentenced for theft of government funds

John Philip Morrill, Jr. pleads guilty to assault upon a federal officer, access device fraud and bank fraud

May 14, 2013

Methamphetamine dealer, Kerry Wayne Walker, pleads guilty in federal court

May 10, 2013

Jose Marco Aguilar indicted for illegal reentry

Illegal alien, Moises Chicaj-Imul, indicted

May 9, 2013

Child pornography charges filed against Michael Lee Haynes

May 8, 2013

Tokumba Miller sentenced for drug trafficking

May 6, 2013

Michael D. Brumfield indicted for possession with intent to distribute cocaine

May 3, 2013

Union leader, Malvin Bergeron, charged with stealing union funds

May 2, 2013

Carlos Alexander Mejia-Saravia sentenced for illegal reentry

Marvin Elcid Montes-Cerrato sentenced for illegal use of a Social Security number

Ramiro Nava-Delgadillo indicted for illegal reentry

Pierre Wilbourn pleads guilty to charges related to filing fraudulent claims for oil spill compensation

Tax preparer, Laura A. Diggs, sentenced for making false statements on tax returns and assisting in the preparation of false tax documents

May 1, 2013

Chief engineer from M/T Stolt Facto, Inigo Albina, pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

April 2013

Apr 29, 2013

New Orleans man, John Philip Morrill, charged with assault upon a federal officer, access device and bank fraud

Apr 25, 2013

Convicted felon, Melvin James, Jr., indicted for possession of heroin and firearms

Houma man, Donald Richardson, indicted for distribution of cocaine

Former NOPD Officer, Maurice R. Palmer, sentenced for tax evasion

Former Jefferson Parish CAO, Timothy Whitmer, sentenced in corruption case

Gregory R. Alexander indicted for possession of flammable liquid bomb and wire fraud

Apr 24, 2013

2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week “New Challenges: New Solutions”

Union leader, Wayne Boudoin, charged with stealing union funds

Nestor Alberto Duran-Esquivel sentenced for illegal reentry

Ernest Blackmon sentenced to 30 months for federal gun charge

Northshore contractor, Raymond Grow, pleads guilty to making a false statement to a bank

Apr 19, 2013

Alicia Wells pleads guilty to defrauding Gulf Coast Claims Facility

Keishandra Houston pleads guilty to wire fraud in aftermath of BP oil spill

Jose Adan De Dios-Lara sentenced for illegal reentry

Jose Gonzalez-Grana indicted for making a false statement claiming United States citizenship and illegal use of a Social Security number

Melvin Jeovany Vasquez indicted for illegal reentry

Apr 18, 2013

Brothers sentenced for drug conspiracy and distribution

Dr. David G. Millaud sentenced for defrauding the Small Business Administration

Harolyn Bonner pleads guilty to theft of government money

Darryl Jasmin sentenced for distribution of crack cocaine

Fourth Florida man is charged in a superseding indictment for conspiracy to illegally transport destructive devices and machine guns

Cristian Edgardo Mejia-Diaz sentenced for illegal reentry

Three sentenced for heroin conspiracy

Joseph C. Delay sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm

Myles Fitzgerald Guidry sentenced to 9 years in prison for receiving child pornography

Ryan Michael Burras sentenced for conspiracy to commit import violations and for violating FDA laws

Apr 17, 2013

Melody Huie sentenced for tax evasion and wire fraud after embezzling $1.37 million from employer

David Gonzalez pleads guilty to illegal reentry

Mohammed Sameer Ahmed pleads guilty to selling counterfeit NFL jerseys

Carlos Alberto Aguilar pleads guilty to illegal reentry

Apr 16, 2013

Richard P. Molenaar charged with conspiracy to commit bribery

Five New Orleans gang members indicted on drug and gun charges

Apr 15, 2013

Justin Doucet indicted and arrested for receipt of child pornography

Apr 12, 2013

Kirk Jenkins indicted for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act and Federal Gun Control Act

Osnin Isaac Urbina-Maradiaga sentenced for illegal use of a Social Security number

Elton Johnson sentenced for firearm conspiracy

Apr 11, 2013

Lennie Brown sentenced for double arson

Apr 5, 2013

Former New Orleans resident, Kaleb Deakle, charged with defrauding car dealership

Lazaro Carbajal-Aviles indicted for illegal reentry

Apr 4, 2013

Three Florida men indicted for conspiracy to illegally transport destructive devices and machine guns

Federal Grand Jury returns indictment charging conspiracy, murder-for-hire, causing death through the use of a firearm and conspiracy to use firearms

Two aliens sentenced for illegal reentry

Anthony Penn pleads guilty to conspiring to defrauding the United States

Jonathan Laporte sentenced for 2012 robbery of Mandeville bank

Former bank president and businessman sentenced for conspiracy to commit bank fraud

Yahia Asad sentenced for conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the government with respect to claims, and aggravated identity theft

Apr 3, 2013

Pair guilty of defrauding HANO

Covington businessman, Bay E. Ingram, sentenced in connection with BP oil spill fraud

Marlon Jenerro Green pleads guilty to threatening veterans affairs employees

Victor Mendez-Guinto pleads guilty to unlawful transfer of identification documents

Apr 2, 2013

Engineer from M/T Stolt Facto, Anselmo Capillanes, pleads guilty to violating act to prevent pollution from ships

Apr 1, 2013

Former Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy, Mark Hebert, indicted for civil rights, bank fraud, computer fraud, aggravated identity theft, and obstruction of justice

March 2013

Mar 26, 2013

Fafane Daniel pleads guilty to crime aboard aircraft

Mar 25, 2013

Florida men arrested for conspiracy to illegally transport destructive devices and machine guns

Mar 22, 2013

Chase M. Robichaux pleads guilty to trafficking of methamphetamine

New Orleans postal employee, Chanel M. Mcginnis, charged with embezzlement of mail matter

Mar 21, 2013

Norman and Jami Ducre plead guilty to filing false tax returns

Norman Toups, Jr. sentenced for defrauding the Social Security Administration

Gretna brothers sentenced to five years for their role in convenience store arson

Alfred Coleman and Tyist Decquir Coleman sentenced for conspiring to steal money from federal housing programs

Michael Page pleads guilty to federal drug violation

Former Orleans Parish Deputy, Gerard J. Hoffman, Jr., pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery

Netzahualcoyotl Guinto-Ascenscio pleads guilty to unlawfully transferring a fraudulent identification document

Nedra Bell pleads guilty to Katrina related fraud and to making false statements to housing authority of New Orleans

Mar 14, 2013

Mohammed Sameer Ahmed charged with selling counterfeit NFL jerseys

Mar 13, 2013

Former Orleans Parish Deputy, John P. Sens, pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit briberyy

Mar 7, 2013

Owner of seafood distribution business, Vinh Q. Tran, sentenced for bribery

Jose Transito Lopez pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

William Jesus Brandel-Mena pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Mar 6, 2013

Rafael Antonio Murillo pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

February 2013

Feb 28, 2013

15 individuals charged with fraud for filing false claims relating to the deepwater horizon oil rig explosion totaling over $300,000

Superseding indictment returned for violations of the federal controlled substances act, federal gun control act, and murder

Dominique Adams pleads guilty to drug trafficking, firearm and escape charges

Feb 26, 2013

Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Deputies charged with receiving bribes

Larry Moses, Jr. pleads guilty in federal court to arson charges

Feb 25, 2013

Former Jefferson Parish President, Aaron F. Broussard, and others sentenced in corruption case

Feb 22, 2013

Felisha Monet Mitchell indicted for threatening President Obama

Feb 21, 2013

Sanjoy Bhattacharya pleads guilty to false statements to an agency of the United States

Janice Staves and James Youngblood charged with defrauding HANO

Luis Misael Madrid-Romero sentenced for illegal re-entry

Feb 20, 2013

Alberto Jose Zapata morel sentenced for illegal re-entry

Lam Nguyen pleads guilty to theft of government funds

Joshua Nettles pleads guilty to receipt of child pornography

Feb 14, 2013

NOAH contractor, Richard Hall, sentenced for conspiracy and theft from a program receiving federal funds

Joseph C. Delay pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm

Feb 7, 2013

Babatunde Abiola sentenced for identity theft

Benson December Coriolant sentenced to 40 years for sex trafficking a child into the New Orleans area

Temple Inland pleads guilty in federal court to violation of Clean Water Act and Refuge Act violation in fish kill case

Feb 5, 2013

Nedra Bell charged with defrauding Louisiana road home program and making false statements to an agency of the United States

Pedro Fernandez-Garcia pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

January 2013

Jan 29, 2013

Monterio Wiggins pleads guilty to violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organization Act, The Federal Gun Control and Controlled Substances Acts

Jan 23, 2013

Kenneth Jones sentenced for federal firearms convictions

Three plead guilty to defrauding the Veterans Administration

Marvin Elcid Montes-Cerrato pleads guilty to false representation of a Social Security number

Jan 18, 2013

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

Jan 17, 2013

Rafael Antonio Murillo indicted on illegal re-entry charge

Sanjoy Bhattacharya charged with false statements to an agency of the United States

Dr. David G. Millaud pleads guilty to defrauding the small business administration

Jan 16, 2013

“Murder Squad” brothers plead guilty to violations of rico conspiracy, the federal gun control and controlled substances acts, and aiding and abetting

Jan 11, 2013

Defendant’s plead guilty to violations of the racketeer influenced corrupt organization act, the federal gun control and controlled substances acts, and obstruction of justice

Michael Page charged with federal drug violation

Jan 10, 2013

Ryan Michael Burras pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit import violations and to violate FDA laws by mislabeling and distributing synthetic marijuana

Myles Fitzgerald Guidry pleads guilty to receipt of child pornography

Cristian Edgardo Mejia-Diaz pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Jan 09, 2013

Darvell Hall sentenced to 7 years for filing false tax returns and wire fraud

Jan 03, 2013

Kevin Alexander Santamaria-Oviedo sentenced for unlawful transfer of identification documents and possession of document-making implements

W&T Offshore, Inc. pleads guilty and is sentenced for violations of clean water act related to offshore production in Gulf of Mexico

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