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Information For Victims In Certain Cases

The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that victims of crime are an integral part of the criminal justice process. Our office personally contacts each victim of a crime that we prosecute. For certain cases, information for victims will be provided below.

 

United States v. Pitts, et al (18 CR 743)

This indictment charges six defendants with participating in a scheme to file or cause to be filed at least 450 fraudulent unemployment insurance claims in the names of other individuals, including patients from an Oak Lawn, Ill., health care provider.  Three defendants - BRANDON PITTS, of University Park, Ill., KOREY ISBELL, of Van Nuys, Calif., and KEWAN WATTS, of Dolton, Ill. - have pleaded guilty.  Isbell is scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 9, 2021, at 10:15 a.m.  Watts is scheduled for sentencing on March 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.  Pitts is scheduled for sentencing on March 2, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.  The case against the other defendants remains pending.

It is helpful for the Court to know the impact of this crime on its victims.  In an effort to provide this information to the Court, any victims impacted by this crime are strongly encouraged to complete the Victim Identity Theft Impact Statement worksheet and submit it to: usailn.victim.aa@usdoj.gov.

Updated January 20, 2021

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