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December 2011

December 16, 2011

Former Owner of Lafayette Investment Firm, Bowman Investment Group, Detained Pending Trial on Charges of Conspiracy, Securities Fraud, Investment Advisor Fraud, & Wire and Mail Fraud

December 15, 2011

Federal Detention Center Inmate Sentenced for Possession of a Weapon

Retired Bank Officer, Steve Broussard, Sentenced for Embezzling $104,349 from Farmers State Bank

Texas Oil Company Sentenced to Pay $12 Million for Clean Air Act and Obstruction Crimes in Louisiana

December 14, 2011

Federal Jury Finds Christopher Donte Evans Guilty of Defrauding Eldorado Casino

December 13, 2011

Channel view Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Drug Charges

Citizen of Mexico Sentenced in Federal Court for Drug Charges

Former Employee of La Department of Transportation & Development Sentenced in Federal Court on Child Pornography Charges

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November 2011

November 16, 2011

U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of LA Collects $43,135,804.27 in Civil & Criminal Actions in FY 2011

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October 2011

October 31, 2011

Former Asphalt Manager of Pelican Refinery Pleads Guilty to Air Pollution Causing Negligent Endangerment

October 27, 2011

Two Plead Guilty for Conspiring to Defraud L'auberge Casino in Lake Charles by Rigging Roulette Games

Lake Charles Leader of Steroid Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced in Federal Court

October 26, 2011

Three Co-Defendants of Large Scale Methamphetamine Organization Sentenced in Federal Court

Military Spouse Convicted of Domestic Abuse

Harold L. Rosbottom, Jr. Indicted for Bankruptcy Fraud and Money Laundering

October 25, 2011

Agent for Non-profit Sentenced for Theft of Federal Grant Funds

October 21, 2011

City of Pineville Pleads Guilty to Illegal Discharge

October 14, 2011

Former State Trooper Pleads Guilty to Receipt of Child Pornography

Ten Defendants Sentenced in Federal Court for Their Involvement in a Steroid Drug Trafficking Organization

Crowley, La Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Child Pornography Charges

Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing False Tax Returns

Former Owners of Lafayette Investment Firm, Bowman Investment Group, Charged with Conspiracy, Securities Fraud, Investment Advisor Fraud, Wire and Mail Fraud

October 12, 2011

Oil Company Pleads Guilty to Clean Air Act and Obstruction of Justice Crimes

October 6, 2011

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office Employee Arrested

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September 2011

September 28, 2011

Former Acadiana High School Teacher Sentenced For Enticing A Minor To Engage In Sexual Activity - Defendant Receives 27 Years In Prison And Lifetime Supervised Release

September 10, 2011

Statement of U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 - 117 from Louisiana Remembered

September 7, 2011

Texas Oil Company Operating a Refinery in Lake Charles, La Charged With Criminal Violations of the Clean Air Act

September 2, 2011

Jury Convicts Ferriday Man of Drug Trafficking and Possession of Powder Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Marijuana and Firearms

Guilty Pleas Entered In Federal Court for Intimidating Students Based On Race

Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty To Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds - Prison Inmates Solicited For Social Security Numbers

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August 2011

August 25, 2011

Pollock Corrections Officer Indicted - Prison Contraband, Bribery, Witness Tampering

Monroe Policeman Indicted In Federal Court - For Selling $193,310 in Stolen Property on EBay

August 11, 2011

Three Men Charged In Louisiana for Civil Rights Violations

August 8, 2011

For Last Defendant In Connection With Counterfeit Art Sales

August 3, 2011

Former Ascension Episcopal School Counselor Sentenced In Federal Court for Attempting To Entice a Minor to Engage In Criminal Sexual Activity

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley Joins Attorney General and DHS Secretary to Announce Largest U.S. Prosecution of International Criminal Network Organized To Sexually Exploit Children

JCooper Road Drug Trafficker Convicted By Federal Jury of Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine

August 2, 2011

Eleven Face Federal Indictment for Drug Trafficking

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July 2011

July 29, 2011

Former Corrections Officer Sentenced For Criminal Sexual Activity

Gerald Needham charged with Felon in Possession of Ammunition

United States Attorney General Eric Holder, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley, and Other Officials Hold Listening Conference with Tribal Leaders

July 28, 2011

Lecompte, La Man Sentenced To 15 Years in Prison for Shooting at Home Of Three Hispanic Men

July 27, 2011

Winnfield Police Chief to Serve Jail Time

July 15, 2011

Defendants Sentenced For Counterfeit Check Ring

July 12, 2011

Western District of Louisiana Supersedes On Indictment of Former Leesville, La Chief of Police

July 6, 2011

Ruston Businessman Sentenced To Prison for Failing to File Tax Returns and Impeding the IRS

Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty To Filing False Claims for Tax Refunds

Oil Refinery Vice-President Pleads Guilty To Air Pollution Causing Negligent Endangerment

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June 2011

June 28, 2011

Remaining Defendants of an Anabolic Steroid Drug Trafficking Organization Plead Guilty

June 22, 2011

Lafayette Man Sentenced In Federal Court for Drug Charges

June 15, 2011

Project Safe Neighborhoods (Violent Gang & Gun Crime Reduction Program) Grant Announcement

June 14, 2011

Monroe Business Owner Sentenced For Bankruptcy Fraud

Lake Charles Man Receives 160 Months in Jail for Child Pornography Charges

June 9, 2011

Lake Charles Man Receives 151 Months in Jail for Child Pornography Charges

June 8, 2011

Owner/Operator of Monroe Wastewater Treatment Facilities Sentenced To 21 Months in Jail for Clean Water Act Violations

June 6, 2011

One Defendant In Connection With Counterfeit Art Sales Pleads Guilty. Defendant Admits To Selling Counterfeit Clementine Hunter Paintings

June 3, 2011

Last Abbeville Doomed Legions II Defendant Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

June 2, 2011

Defendants Arraigned in Federal Court on Food Stamp Fraud Charges

June 1, 2011

Former Lafayette Parish Assistant District Attorney Sentenced For Tax Evasion

Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Louisiana Private School to Ensure Effective Diabetes Care for Students

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May 2011

May 27, 2011

Pollock Inmate Convicted of Second Degree Murder

May 24, 2011

Town Of Ball Mayor Sentenced for FEMA Fraud

May 20, 2011

Defendant Is Sentenced In Federal Court for Making Threats against the President

May 11, 2011

Monroe City Councilmen Convicted of Racketeering and Extortion

May 6, 2011

Town of Ball Employees Sentenced For FEMA Fraud

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April 2011

April 28, 2011

Three Sentenced For Involvement in Civil Rights Conspiracy and Cover-Up In Connection With Cross-Burning In Athens, Louisiana

April 21, 2011

Winnfield Police Chief Convicted At Trial

April 15, 2011

Former Fire Chief of Gueydan, La. is sentenced in Federal Court for Attempting to Receive Child Pornography

04-15-11

Maurice, La Couple Convicted Of Perjury Charges Related To Bankruptcy Assets

April 13, 2011

Local Farmer and Physician Sentenced For Defrauding Crop Loss Disaster Assistance Program

April 8, 2011

Notice to Media this is to advise that in the event of a Government shut-down, the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Louisiana will remain open with a limited staff to perform certain excepted functions for the Government.

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March 2011

March 30, 2011

15 Drug Traffickers Arrested Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force: Operation "Weed Whacker"

March 25, 2011

Former Ascension Episcopal School Counselor Pleads Guilty For Attempting To Entice a Minor to Engage In Criminal Sexual Activity

March 23, 2011

Former Corrections Officer Pleads Guilty To Bribery Charges

Former Holloway Drilling Equipment, Inc. & Holloway Rentals, Inc. Office Manager/Bookkeeper and Owner of Butterfly Bodies Pleads Guilty In Federal Court

March 11, 2011

Vivian Funeral Home Owner Sentenced On Fraud Charges

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February 2011

February 28, 2011

Local Business Owner Convicted Of Bankruptcy Fraud

Former Assistant Manager of the Lafayette, La Grand Theater Sentenced In Federal Court on Child Pornography Charges

February 25, 2011

Former Police Chief of Vidalia, Louisiana Sentenced For Making False Statements to Federal Agents

February 24, 2011

Shreveport, La Wastewater Manager and Supervisor Indicted By Federal Grand Jury for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

February 17, 2011

Environmental Compliance Solutions, LLC and Owner Sentenced For Clean Water Act Violation

Lafayette Man Sentenced In Federal Court for Child Pornography Charges

February 16, 2011

Morgan City Man Sentenced In Federal Court for Drug Charges

February 11, 2011

Former Acadiana High School Teacher Pleads Guilty To Enticing a Minor to Engage In Criminal Sexual Activity

Open Grant Program Solicitations

February 5, 2011

Ball, Louisiana Mayor and Town Clerk Plead Guilty

February 3, 2011

Colombian Citizen Sentenced In Federal Court

Shreveport Woman Sentenced In Federal Court for Mailing a Threatening Communication

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January 2011

January 27, 2011

Lake Charles Man Sentenced In Federal Court for Child Pornography Charges

Federal Grand Jury Issues New Indictment in Kidnapping Case Involving 12 Year Old Girl

January 25, 2011

Owner and Operator of Wastewater Treatment Facilities Convicted Of Clean Water Act Violations

January 21, 2011

Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced In Federal Court

January 18, 2011

Employee of Ball Police Department Pleads Guilty To Theft of Government Property

January 14, 2011

Former Police Chief of Ball, Louisiana Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy Charge

January 6, 2011

Oakdale Federal Correctional Complex Inmate Sentenced For Assaulting Correctional Officers

January 5, 2011

Former Louisiana State Senator Charles Jones Sentenced For Tax Evasion

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