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December 2012

December 20, 2012

Mamou, LA Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison

Leesville, LA Man Sentenced to Fice Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

Former Lafayette, LA Cardiologist Reports to Prison to Begin Ten Year Sentence

December 13, 2012

Two Florida men Indicted for Unauthorized Access Decice Charges

Florida man Indicted for Copyright Infringement

Three Men Indicted for Unauthorized Access Decice Charges

Third Defendant Sentenced in Federal Court for Interstate Transportation of Stolen Vehicles

December 7, 2012

U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana Announced Collection of $17,658,958.86 in Civil and Criminal Actions in FY 2012

December 5, 2012

Business Man Sentenced for Discharging Pollutants into the Red River

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November 2012

November 30, 2012

Jennings, Louisiana Man Sentencted to 50 Years in Prison for Producing and Reveiving Child Pornography

November 16, 2012

Former Pollock Inmate Convicted of Assault of Federal Officer

November 14, 2012

Two Additional Synthetic Drug Traffickers Plead Guilty In Curious Goods Case

November 13, 2012

Former Ouachita Parish Sheriff Sentenced

November 12, 2012

Main Target of Federal Investigation Sentenced to 327 Months in Prison for Durg Charges

November 11, 2012

Message From The U.S. Attorney Western District of Louisiana Veterans Day 2012

November 8, 2012

Federal Jury Convicts Businessman for Staging Equipment Theft

November 6, 2012

Monroe Businessman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Visa Fraud

Huntsville, Arkansas Man Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison for Production of Child Pornography

November 2, 2012

Former Bookkeeper of Lafayette SPA Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Wire Fraud Charge

Lafayette Man Sentenced to 230 Months in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography

Repeat Offender Rabanni W. Saleem Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

November 1, 2012

Defendant Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

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October 2012

October 30, 2012

Former Homer Housing Authority Director Pleads Guilty to Theft of Public Money

October 25, 2012

St. Landry Paris School Board Members Indicted for Bribery Charges

October 22, 2012

Lafayette Chriropractor Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Healthcare Fraud Charges

October 17, 2012

Statement By United States Attorney Setphanie A. Finley Relating to November 2012 Election

October 16, 2012

Former Leesville Police Chief Sentenced to Prison for Possession of a Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number

Briam Toriano Crimiel Pleads Guilty on Charges of Defacing Places of Worship

October 12, 2012

Federal Correctional Inmate Sentenced for Assault Charge

Crowley, LA Man Sentenced to 84 Months in Prison for Child Pornography Charges - Defendant receives 15 years supervised release

Watson, LA Man Sentenced to 75 Months in Prison for Child Pornography Charges

October 9, 2012

Two Mexican Nationals Sentenced in Federal Court for Conpiracy to Commit Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Identification Documents

October 5, 2012

Former Youth Minister and Owner of Half Back Media Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Enticing a Minor to Engage in Sexual Conduct

October 4, 2012

Member of Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Asssault Charge

October 2, 2012

Leader of Conspiracy to Defraud L'Auberge Casino in Lake Charles Sentenced in Federal Court. Defendant Ordered to Pay $909,700 in Restitution

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September 2012

September 29, 2012

Harold L. Rosbottom, Jr. and Girlfriend, Ashley Kisla, Found Guilty of Bankruptcy Fraud and Related Charges

September 28, 2012

Morocco Porter Sentenced to More Than 14 Years in Federal Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition and Carrying a Firearm During a Drug Trafficking Crime

Houston Man Convicted of Health Care Fraud. Over $600,000 Stolen from Medicare Based on False Claims

September 26, 2012

Local Attorney Arrested for Filing False Tax Returns. Over $90,000,000 Sought in Refunds Based on False Returns

September 18, 2012

Final Defendant Sentenced to Imprisonment for Participation in Large Scale Lafayette Drug Trafficking Organization

Former Owner of Rest Assure Home Medical Equipment Pleads Guilty in Federl Court to Health Care Fraud Charges

Supplier of Acadiana Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison

September 13, 2012

Oakdale, LA Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Drug Charges

Leesville, LA Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Involuntary Manslaughter

Former Manager of Beauregard Ranch & Tractor Supply Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Wire Fraud Charges

Sikes, Louisiana Man Convicted of Firing Shots at Louisiana National Guard Helicopter

September 11, 2012

Ventress, LA Man Sentenced in Federal Court on Child Pornography Charges

Baton Rouge Man Sentenced in Federal Court on Child Pornography Charges

Lake Charles Man Sentenced for Stealing $1 Million in Food Stamp Benefits

September 7, 2012

Defendant Receives Jail Time in Federal Prison for Unathorized use of Government Fuel Cards

Third Defendant Pleads Guilty to Interstate Transportation of Stolen Vehicles

September 6, 2012

Third Dreamboard Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Participating in International Criminal Network Organized to Sexually Exploit Children

September 5, 2012

Former Office Manager for Alexandria Pathology Lab Sentenced in Federal Court for Embezzlement

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August 2012

August 17, 2012

Former Sheriff of Winn Parish Sentenced

August 16, 2012

Two Brothers Get Jail Time in Federal Prison on Charges of Conspiracy, Wire Fraud and Food Stamp Fraud. Amount of Money Embezzled Totaled $1,784,135.51

August 15, 2012

Second Defendant Receives Life Sentence for His Involvement in an International Criminal Network Organized to Sexually Exploit Children

Haugton Man Sentenced to Prison for Hunting Deer Illegally in Kisatchie National Forest

August 8, 2012

Former Executive Director of Homer Housing Authority and Accomplices Arrested on Federal Charges

August 7, 2012

Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced in Federal Court for Child Pornography Charges

August 3, 2012

Eight More Defendants Sentenced in International Criminal Network Organized to Sexually Exploit Children

August 2, 2012

Lafayette Dry Cleaning Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Negligently Discharging Hazardous Waste into Sewer

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July 2012

July 31, 2012

Jury Convicts Shreveport Man of Two Counts of Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Western District of Louisiana Collects $249,999.94 in Restitution from Member of coushatta Indian Tribe

July 27, 2012

Mike's Auto Sales, Inc., A-1 Auto Finance Company and three Owners/Operators Charged with Money Laundering and Wire Fraud

July 23, 2012

Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Announcement Violent Gang & Gun Crime Reduction Program Deadline for Grant Proposals is August 8, 2012

July 20, 2012

Pitkin, LA Woman Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Drug Charges

July 19, 2012

Sulphur Man Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

U.S. Coast Guard Officer Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

Ville Platte, LA Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Thet of Government Property

July 17, 2012

Life Sentence Handed Down in International Criminal Network Organized to Sexually Exploit Children

July 16, 2012

Main Target of Federal investigation Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

July 11, 2012

Monroe Woman Sentenced for Selling Stolen Merchandise on EBay

July 6, 2012

Rayne, LA man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Transporting Obscene Material to a Minor

Three Members of a Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced and One Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Woman Who Aided Over 400 Illegal Aliens in Obtaining LA Identification Cards is Sentenced in Federal Court

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June 2012

June 21, 2012

U.S. Attorney's Office Seizes Fur Coats, Jewelry, and Jet Skis From Roberta Stevens to Pay Restittion to Victim

Former Owner and Operator of Oil Well Pleads Guilty to Discharging Oil into Devil's Creek

Doyline Man Sentenced to Prison for Possession of Non-Registere Silencer

June 20, 2012

Guilty Plea FormerLeesville Police Chief Enters Guilty Plea to Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number

Jury Convicts Doyline, Louisiana Man of Dealing Firearms Without a License

June 14, 2012

Pitkin, LA Man Sentenced in Federal Court on Drug Charges

Keatchie Man Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Social Security Administration of $20,159

Main Target of Federal Investigation Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

June 13, 2012

Former Iberia Parish Sheriff's Deputy Sentenced in Federal Court for Child Porngraphy Charges

Lafayette Man Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography

June 7, 2012

Former Tech Bank Employee Sentenced in Federal Court for Embezzlement, $387,321.45 Stolen

Former Tech Bank Employee Sentenced in Federal Court for Embezzlement, $387,321.45 Stolen

Sentenced Ruston Man Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding an Ederly Victim of $212,000

June 1, 2012

Leader of Conspiracy to Defraud L'Auberge Casino in Lake Charles Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Duson, LA Man Sentenced to One Year in Federal Prison for Social Security Fraud

Member of Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison

Opelousas Area Drug Dealer Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison

Scott Man Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Transporting Obscene Material to a Minor

Lafayette Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison For Possession of Child Pornography

Carencro Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Receiving Child Pronography

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May 2012

May 31, 2012

Pleads Guilty To Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition and Carrying a Firearm During a Drug Trafficking Offens

May 25, 2012

Member of Coushatta Indian Tribe Sentenced in Federal Court for Burglary Chargers

U.S. District Court Revokes Bond of Shreveport Businessman

May 18, 2012

Dreamboard Member Found Guilty for Participating in International Criminal Network Organized to Sexually Exploit Children

Assailant of Army Sergeant on Fort Polk Sentenced in Federal Court

Convicted Sex Offender Pleads Guity to Receiving Child Pornography

May 7, 2012

Two Drug Traffickers Sentenced in Federal Court on Drug Charges

May 4, 2012

Former Pollock Penitentiary Prison Guard Sentenced for Attempting to Smuggle Drugs into the Prison

Sulphur Resident Sentenced for Possession of Over 300 Marijuana Plants and Unregistered Machine Guns

Former Bookkeeper of Lafayette Spa Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud Charges

Former Dridder, La Resident Sentenceda in Federal Court for Child Pornography Charges

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April 2012

April 20, 2012

Lake Charles man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1 Million in Food Stamp Benefits

April 19, 2012

Sunset, Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Firearms Violation

April 18, 2012

Maurice, Louisiana Man Sentenced to Two Years and Three Months in Federal Prison for Perjury Charges Related to Concealing Bankruptcy Assets

04-17-11

Monroe, Lousiana City Councilmen Sentenced to Prison

April 16, 2012

U.S. Department of Labor Announces "YouthBuild" Grand Opportunity. Application Deadline is May 8, 2012

Acadiana Drug Trafficking Ring Leader Sentenced to 19 Years in Federal Prison

April 2, 2012

Leader of Shreveport Cocaine Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Life in Prison. Joint Federal, State and Local Investigation Topples Drug Ring

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March 2012

March 22, 2012

U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley recognized 42 local, parish and state law enforcement officers and prosecutors in Lake Charles, Louisiana

March 21, 2012

Needham Sentenced to Ten Years in Federal Prison for Felony Possession of Ammunition

Shreveport Jury Convicts General Manager/Former Owner of Arkla Disposal Services of Violations of Clean Water Act and Obstructing an EPA Investigation

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February 2012

February 29, 2012

Ouachita Parish sheriff arrested. Sheriff charges with fraud, identity theft and obstruction

February 28, 2012

Shreveport Wastewater Manager Pleads Guilty to Discharging Pollutants into the Red River

February 24, 2012

Ouachita Parish sheriff arrested. Sheriff charges with fraud, identity theft and obstruction

Former Sheriff of Winn Parish found guilty. Federal Jury convicts A.D. "Bodie" Little of Drug Charges

February 16, 2012

Federal jury convicts major drug trafficker

Brian Crimiel indicted on charges of defacing places of worship

February 15, 2012

Scott, Louisiana man sentenced in federal court on drug charges

Lafayette man sentenced to 78 months in prison for possession of child pornography

February 9, 2012

Former Owner of AFS Financial Company Sentenced in Federal Court for SBA Fraud in Connection with Hurricane Ike

February 8, 2012

Opelousas, Louisiana man pleads guilty to theft of Government Funds

Three men sentenced for attempting to intimidate african-american students at Beekman Junior High School, Beekman, Louisiana, Morehouse Parish

February 7, 2012

Defendant Sentenced for Student Loan Fraud

Drug Traffickers Sentenced

February 6, 2012

Pharmacy Tech Embezzles $200,298.00 from Employer

U.S. Attorney Distributes $2 Million in Community Service Payments to Louisiana Entities from Pelican Refining Company, LLC-Sentence is the Largest Ever Criminal Fine in Louisiana for Air Pollution

February 3, 2012

Tax Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Tax Returns

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January 2012

January 27, 2012

Former Youth Minister of St. Thomas More High School and Current Owner of Half Back Media Indicted on Federal Child Pornography Charges

Shreveport Police Officer Indicted for Bankruptcy Fraud

January 20, 2012

Former Owner of U.S. Expedited Construction Company Sentenced in Federal Court for SBA Fraud in Connection with Hurricane Ike

Member of Coushatta indian Tribe Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Burglary Charges - Fire Damage to the Store Totaled Approximately $245,000.00

Application deadlines range from January 23, 2012 through March 2, 2012

January 19, 2012

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana Woman Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Drug Charges

January 18, 2012

Day Care Owner Sentenced for Fraud - $111,000 in Fraudulent Claims to Child Care Assistance Program

Brownsville, Texas Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Drug Charges

January 12, 2012

Federal Agents Arrest 14 in Roundup-Cocaine, Guns, Money and Vehicles Seized

First Defendant Sentenced Out of Thirteen Charged in Large Scale Drug Trafficking Organization

January 5, 2012

Mother, Son & Daughter Plead Guilty in Federal Court for Cashing Deceased uncle's retirement & Security Income

Defendant Pleads Guilty in Federal Court for Making Threats Against the President

January 3, 2012

Art Dealer Sentenced for Counterfeit Art Sales

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