Houston Man Charged With Making False Statements
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JIAQIN YE, age 28, a resident of Houston, Texas, was indicted on December 7, 2023, for making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) related to a government imposter scam.
According to the charging documents, YE traveled from Houston, Texas, to a residence in Covington, Louisiana, for the purpose of picking up approximately $34,500.00 from the victim of a government imposter scam. When YE arrived, he was arrested by the FBI and made false statements relating to his prior involvement in similar schemes.
YE faces up to five years in prison, up to $250,000 in fines, and up to three years of supervised release. There is also a $100 mandatory special assessment due after conviction. U.S. Attorney Evans reiterated that an indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
For more information on how to prevent being the victim of fraud, please visit the Federal Trade Commission website at https://www.ftc.gov/. You can also report internet crime on the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center website found at https://www.ic3.gov/.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the FBI in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward J. Rivera of the Financial Crimes Unit is in charge of the prosecution.
Shane M. Jones
Public Information Officer
United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
United States Department of Justice
Updated December 8, 2023