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United States v. Deangelo Jackson-Portwood, et. al.

Due to the large number of victims identified in this case, and in an effort to assist victims more efficiently, this webpage has been developed to advise of information relating to the above case. This does not replace written notification to those identified as victims, it simply provides an additional resource from which to obtain information.  Direct written notification will be provided via e-mail only.  Directions for signing up for e-mail notification has been directly mailed to those identified as victims.  

Note: All hearings are scheduled to take place before the Honorable Judge Judith Levy, United States District Court, Ann Arbor Courtroom, 200 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.


Defendants Timothy Boyle, Tyrone Boyle, Maurice Brown-Portwood, Taurean Davis, Anton Greenwood, Deangelo Jackson-Portwood, Christopher Lindsay, and Adartha Tillman have been charged in United States District Court with crimes involving the conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

This case specifically involves the submission of fraudulent applications to receive funds from programs enacted to address needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, from approximately February 2020 to May 2021.  The defendants in this case filed fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits and business loans, including in the names of individuals who did not know of or consent to the submissions.  In all, well over 800 individuals have been identified as victims in this case. Victims were identified by law enforcement via personally identifiable information (including names, dates of birth, and social security numbers) used by the defendants.  Law enforcement then attempted to identify and locate the persons whose information was used.  In total the defendants fraudulently obtained over $6 million from this scheme.

Please note that these charges are accusations.  The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

Victims are encouraged to reach out to the credit bureau reporting companies advising them of the compromise of your personal identification information.  Victims may be able to obtain a copy of their credit report and place a fraud alert on their record to aid in the prevention of potential future fraud.   Contacting at least one of the credit reporting agencies (Equifax (800)525-6285; Experian (888)397-3742; TransUnion (800)680-7289) will provide you with the opportunity to obtain credit bureau reports so you can check for any past or current fraudulent activity.

Please visit www.ftc.gov/idtheft for more detailed instructions, forms and information.   

To access a copy of the 40 page FTC Recovery Plan guide, please click the following link: https://www.bulkorder.ftc.gov/system/files/publications/501a_idt_a_recovery_plan_508.pdf


12/15/2023 - A status hearing is scheduled before Judge Judith Levy for March 5, 2024, 2:00 PM at Ann Arbor Courtroom, 200 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 for defendant(s) Deangelo Jackson-Portwood, Anton Greenwood, Adartha Tillman, Timothy Boyle, Tyrone Boyle, Christopher Lindsay, Taurean Davis, and Maurice Brown-Portwood. The purpose of this hearing is to determine if there are issues that the Court needs to address and to schedule any necessary future court dates.

A (tentative) trial is scheduled before Judge Judith Levy on March 26, 2024, 8:30 AM at Ann Arbor Courtroom, 200 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 for the case which involves defendant(s) Deangelo Jackson-Portwood, Anton Greenwood, Adartha Tillman, Timothy Boyle, Tyrone Boyle, Christopher Lindsay, Taurean Davis, and Maurice Brown-Portwood.


04/26/2023 – An indictment was filed in the case of United States v. Deangelo Jackson-Portwood, et. al., which charges 8 individuals with various counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and identity theft.  It is advised that individuals receiving a letter from the United States Attorney’s Office Victim/Witness Department, take precautionary steps and contact the credit bureau reporting companies, advising them of the possibility of identity theft.  A copy of the indictment can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Updated December 15, 2023