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Information for Victims in Large 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 large 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.  Five defendants - BRANDON PITTS, of University Park, Ill., KOREY ISBELL, of Van Nuys, Calif., KEWAN WATTS, of Dolton, Ill., COREY LOGSDON, of Los Angeles, Calif., and ASHLEY WEATHERSBY, of Blue Island, Ill. - have pleaded guilty.  Pitts was sentenced to 81 months in prison.  Watts and Isbell were each sentenced to 14 days in prison.  Logsdon is scheduled for sentencing on June 29, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.  Weathersby is scheduled for sentencing on May 25, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.  The case against the other defendants remains pending.

United States v. Henry, et al (18 CR 726)

This indictment charges two defendants with scheming to file unemployment insurance claims in the names of individuals without their knowledge and consent.  JEROME PACE, of Chicago, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years in prison.  The case against co-defendant ANTHONY HENRY, of Chicago, remains pending.

 

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

Updated May 17, 2022

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