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Tax Division Victim Notification

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabama and the Department of Justice, Tax Division are currently prosecuting a case which alleges, among other things, the theft of personal information of individuals and the use of their information to file false 2011 and 2012 tax returns. The personal information was stolen from Fort Benning, Georgia, the Alabama Department of Corrections, the Alabama Department of Public Health, and from companies located in the Columbus, Georgia area. If your personal information was retained from an entity above during that time and feel that you were a victim of the alleged fraud, please click here.(Adobe .PDF)

Also, please take the following steps as soon as possible:

  1. If you believe someone may have used your SSN fraudulently to file a return in your name, please notify the IRS immediately by calling the IRS at 800-908-4490. For more information on what to do if you are victim of stolen identity refund fraud, please go to the IRS’s Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft.

  2. Report incidents of identity theft to the FTC at consumer.ftc.gov or call the FTC Identity Theft hotline at 877-438-4338 or TTY 866-653-4261. Be sure to call the Hotline to update your complaint if you have any additional information or problems.

  3. Contact the fraud departments of the three major credit bureaus:
     

    Equifax – www.equifax.com 1-800-525-6285
    Experian – www.experian.com 1-888-397-3742
    TransUnion – www.transunion.com 1-800-680-7289


  4. Close any accounts that have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Court Activity Related to the Following Cases:

 

U.S. v. Mitchell et al
Court Reference Number: 3:14-cr-00015-WKW-SRW

August 2015

August 4 ,2015

Order - Sentencing

ORDER as to Tracy Mitchell, Latasha Mitchell, Dameisha Mitchell, Sharondra Johnson, Cynthia Johnson, Keshia Lanier, Mequetta Snell-Quick, Talarius Paige, Patrice Taylor. Sentencing set for 10:00 AM on 8/7/2015 is RESET for 08:30 AM in Courtroom 2F before Honorable Judge Kristi DuBose.

April 2015

April 6 ,2015

Consent to Enter Guilty Plea - Mequetta Snell-Quick
Plea Agreement
Oral Order Accepting Guilty Plea and Adjudicating Defendant Guilty as to Counts 1 & 72 of Superseding Indictment as to Mequetta Snell-Quick. Signed by Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker on 4/6/15.

April 1, 2015

Order - Change of Plea
Order as to Mequetta Snell-Quick - Change of Plea Hearing set for 4/1/2015 is Rescheduled for 4/6/2015 03:30 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

Order - Sentencing
Order as to Talarius Paige setting Sentencing for 6/30/2015 09:00 AM in Courtroom 2B before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

March 2015

March 31, 2015

Order - Sentencing
Order as to Tracy Mitchell, Latasha Mitchell, Dameisha Mitchel - Sentencing set for 6/30/2015 09:00 AM in Courtroom 2B before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

Order - Sentencing
Order as to Sharondra Johnson, Cynthia Johnson, Patrice Taylor, and Keshia Lanier - Sentencing set for 6/17/2015 is Rescheduled for 6/30/2015 09:00 AM in Courtroom 2B before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

Consent to Enter Guilty Plea - Talarius Paige
Plea Agreement
Oral Order Accepting Guilty Plea as to Talarius Paige and Adjudicating the defendant guilty as to Count(s) 1, 67 of the Indictment. Signed by Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker on 3/31/15.

Order - Change of Plea
Order as to Mequetta Snell-Quick setting a Change of Plea Hearing for 4/1/2015 03:30 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

March 30, 2015

Consent to Enter Guilty Plea - Tracy Mitchell
Plea Agreement
Oral Order Accepting Guilty Plea as to Tracy Mitchell and Adjudicating the defendant guilty as to Count(s) 1, 2, 58 of the Indictment. Signed by Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker on 3/30/15.

Consent to Enter Guilty Plea - Latasha Mitchell
Plea Agreement
Oral Order Accepting Guilty Plea as to Latasha Mitchell and Adjudicating the defendant guilty as to Count(s) 1, 79 of the Indictment. Signed by Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker on 3/30/15.

March 26, 2015

Consent to Enter Guilty Plea - Dameisha Mitchell
Plea Agreement
Oral Order Accepting Guilty Plea and Adjudicating Defendant Guilty as to Counts 1 & 102 of the Superseding Indictment as to Dameisha Mitchell. Signed by Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker on 3/26/15.

Order - Granting Motion to Continue
Order as to Tracy Mitchell granting Motion to Continue Change of Plea hearing. Change of Plea set for 3/30/2015 at 10:30 is Rescheduled for 03:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

Order - Change of Plea
Order as to Talarius Paige setting a Change of Plea Hearing for 3/31/2015 03:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

Order - Change of Plea
Order as to Tracy Mitchell setting a Change of Plea Hearing for 3/30/2015 10:30 AM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

Order - Change of Plea
Order as to Talarius Paige setting a Change of Plea Hearing for 3/31/2015 10:30 AM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

March 25, 2015

Order - Change of Plea
Order as to Dameisha Mitchell setting a Change of Plea Hearing for 3/26/2015 02:30 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

March 23, 2015

Order - Change of Plea
Order as to Latasha Mitchell setting a Change of Plea Hearing for 3/27/2015 03:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

March 20, 2015

Order - Change of Plea
Order as to Latasha Mitchell setting a Change of Plea Hearing for 3/27/2015 03:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

Order to Continue
Order as to Tamaica Hoskins. Jury Trial set for 4/13/2015 is Continued to 7/6/2015 10:00 AM in Opelika, Alabama before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

March 11, 2015

Order Sentencing
Order as to Keshia Lanier setting Sentencing for 6/17/2015 11:00 AM in Courtroom 2B before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

March 9, 2015

Pretrial Conference Order
Order as to Tracy Mitchell, Latasha Mitchell, Dameisha Mitchell, Tamaica Hoskins, Mequetta Snell-Quick, Talarius Paige. Jury Selection and Trial set for 4/13/2015 before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins in Opelika, AL.

March 5, 2015

Order Accepting Guilty Plea
Oral Order Accepting Guilty Plea and Adjudicating Defendant Guilty as to Counts 18 & 74 of the Superseding Indictment as to Keshia Lanier.

Plea Agreement
Plea Agreement as to Keshia Lanier

Consent to Enter Guilty Plea
Consent to Enter Guilty Plea before U. S. Magistrate Judge as to Keshia Lanier

February 2015

February 25, 2015

Order - Change of Plea
Change of Plea Hearing set for 2/25/2015 is rescheduled for 3/5/2015 03:30 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

February 18, 2015

Order - Sentencing
Order as to Sharondra Johnson setting Sentencing for 6/17/2015 10:45 AM in Courtroom 2B before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

Order - Change of Plea
Order as to Keshia Lanier granting Motion to Continue Change of Plea Hearing filed by Keshia Lanier. Change of Plea Hearing set for 2/17/2015 is Rescheduled for 2/25/2015 02:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

February 17, 2015

Order Accepting Guilty Plea
Oral Order Accepting Guilty Plea and Adjudicating Defendant Guilty as to Count 1 of the Superseding Indictment as to Sharondra Johnson. Signed by Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker on 2/17/15.

Plea Agreement
Plea Agreement as to Sharondra Johnson

Consent to Enter Guilty Plea
Consent to Enter Guilty Plea before U. S. Magistrate Judge as to Sharondra Johnson.

February 12, 2015

Order Change of Plea
Order as to Keshia Lanier setting a Change of Plea Hearing for 2/17/2015 02:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

Order Change of Plea
Change of Plea Hearing as to Sharondra Johnson set for 2/12/2015 is rescheduled for 2/17/2015 02:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

February 6, 2015

Order - Change of Plea
Order as to Sharondra Johnson setting a Change of Plea Hearing for 2/12/2015 04:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

December 2014

December 18, 2014

Order - Sentencing
Order as to Cynthia Johnson setting Sentencing for 6/17/2015 10:30 AM in Courtroom 2B before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

Order - Sentencing
Hearing as to Patrice Taylor: Sentencing set for 1/29/2015 is CONTINUED to 6/17/2015 10:15 AM in Courtroom 2B before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

October 2014

October 21, 2014

Order - Jury Selection and Trial
Order as to Dameisha Mitchell, Tamaica Hoskins, Sharondra Johnson, Cynthia Johnson, Keshia Lanier, Mequetta Snell-Quick, Talarius Paige setting Jury Selection and Trial for 4/13/2015 before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins in Opelika, AL.

July 2014

July 23, 2014

Order - Sentencing
Order as to Patrice Taylor setting Sentencing for 10/22/2014 10:30 AM in Courtroom 2B before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

July 18, 2014

Order - Accepting Guilty Plea
Oral Order Accepting Guilty Plea and Adjudicating Defendant Guilty as to Count 1 of the Indictment as to Patrice Taylor.

July 17, 2014

Order - Pretrial Conference
Set Hearing as to Tracy Mitchell, Latasha Mitchell, Dameisha Mitchell, Tamaica Hoskins, Sharondra Johnson, Cynthia Johnson, Keshia Lanier, Mequetta Snell-Quick, Talarius Paige, Patrice Taylor. Pretrial Conference set for 10/15/2014 03:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

July 9, 2014

Order - Change of Plea Hearing
Order as to Patrice Taylor setting a Change of Plea Hearing for 7/18/2014 03:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

June 2014

June 30, 2014

Order - Pretrial Conference
Order as to Tracy Mitchell, Latasha Mitchell, Dameisha Mitchell, Tamaica Hoskins, Sharondra Johnson, Cynthia Johnson, Keshia Lanier, Mequetta Snell-Quick, Talarius Paige, Patrice Taylor setting Jury Selection and Trial.
Jury Trial set for 11/3/2014 10:00 AM in Opelika, Alabama before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins. Final Pretrial Conference set for 10/15/2014 03:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

June 5, 2014

Order - Pretrial Conference - Tracy Mitchell
Pretrial Conference set for 10/15/2014 is RESCHEDULED for 6/26/2014 03:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

Order on Arraignment - Dameisha Mitchell, Keshia Lanier, Talarius Paige
Pretrial Conference set for 6/26/2014 03:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.
Jury Trial set for 11/3/2014 10:00 AM before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

June 4, 2014

Minute Entry:
Arraignment held on 6/4/2014 as to:
Tracy Mitchell (1) Count 1s, 2s-14s, 21s-22s, 30s-33s, 37s-53s, 58s-70s, 77s-78s, 86s-89s, 93s-109s, 114s.
Dameisha Mitchell (3) Count 1, 34-36, 41, 46-49, 52-57, 90-92, 97, 102-105, 108-113, 115.
Keshia Lanier (7) Count 1, 2-3, 15-20, 42-43, 45, 58-59, 71-76, 98-99, 101, 116.
Talarius Paige (9) Count 1, 11-13, 67-69.
Plea entered by Tracy Mitchell: NOT GUILTY on counts 1, 2s-14s, 21s-22s, 30s-33s, 37s-53s, 58s-70s, 77s-78s, 86s-89s, 93s-109s, 114s.
Plea entered by Dameisha Mitchell: NOT GUILTY on counts 1, 34-36, 41, 46-49, 52-57, 90-92, 97, 102-105, 108-113, 115.
Plea entered by Keshia Lanier: NOT GUILTY on counts 1, 2-3, 15-20, 42-43, 45, 58-59, 71-76, 98-99, 101, 116.
Plea entered by Talarius: Paige NOT GUILTY on counts 1, 11-13, 67-69

May 2014

May 30, 2014

Order on Arraignment - Tamaica Hoskins
Pretrial Conference set for 6/26/2014 03:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.
Jury Trial set for 11/3/2014 10:00 AM in Opelika, Alabama before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

May 29, 2014

Minute Entry:
Arraignment as to Tamaica Hoskins (4) Count 1,37-40,50-51,93-96,106-107 held on 5/28/2014, Initial Appearance as to Tamaica Hoskins held on 5/28/2014, Plea entered by Tamaica Hoskins (4) Not Guilty on counts 1, 37-40, 50-51, 93-96, 106-107.

May 23, 2014

Order on Arraignment - Latasha Mitchell, Sharondra Johnson, Cynthia Johnson, Mequetta Snell-Quick, Patrice Taylor
Pretrial Conference set for 6/26/2014 03:00 PM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.
Jury Trial set for 11/3/2014 10:00 AM in Opelika, Alabama before Chief Judge William Keith Watkins.

May 22, 2014

Order - Arraignment
ORDER as to Dameisha Mitchell, Keshia Lanier, Talarius Paige setting Arraignment for 6/4/2014 09:30 AM in Courtroom 5B before Honorable Judge Susan Russ Walker.

Minute Entry:
Arraignment as to Patrice Taylor (10) Count 1 held on 5/21/2014. Initial Appearance as to Patrice Taylor held on 5/21/2014. Plea entered by Patrice Taylor (10) Not Guilty on counts 1.

Minute Entry:
Initial Appearance as to Talarius Paige held on 5/21/2014

Minute Entry:
Arraignment as to Mequetta Snell-Quick (8) Count 1,2-3,15-20,58-59,71-76 held on 5/21/2014. Initial Appearance as to Mequetta Snell-Quick held on 5/21/2014. Plea entered by Mequetta Snell-Quick (8) Not Guilty on counts 1,2-3,15-20,58-59,71-76.

Minute Entry:
Initial Appearance as to Keshia Lanier held on 5/21/2014

Minute Entry:
Arraignment as to Cynthia Johnson (6) Count 1,46-47,102-103 held on 5/21/2014. Initial Appearance as to Cynthia Johnson held on 5/21/2014. Plea entered by Cynthia Johnson (6) Not Guilty on counts 1,46-47,102-103.

Minute Entry:
Arraignment as to Sharondra Johnson (5) Count 1,46-49,52-53,102-105,108-109 held on 5/21/2014. Initial Appearance as to Sharondra Johnson held on 5/21/2014. Plea entered by Sharondra Johnson (5) Not Guilty on counts 1,46-49,52-53,102-105,108-109.

Minute Entry:
Initial Appearance as to Dameisha Mitchell held on 5/21/2014

May 21, 2014

Minute Entry:
Arraignment as to Latasha Mitchell (2) Count 1,23-29,44,79-85,100 held on 5/21/2014. Initial Appearance as to Latasha Mitchell held on 5/21/2014. Plea entered by Latasha Mitchell (2) Not Guilty on counts 1, 23-29, 44, 79-85, 100.

May 1, 2014

Superseding Indictment

February 2014

February 28, 2014

Order on Arraignment

February 5, 2014

Indictment

Updated November 30, 2015