A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Joseph Gillespie, age 34, of Baltimore, Maryland, with conspiracy to commit wire relating to the submission of fraudulent claims for the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, enacted to provide emergency financial assistance to Americans suffering from the economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today that the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division will hold an outreach event in Newark to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the signing of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), a federal law that protects persons and religious institutions from discriminatory land use regulations.
Orlando, FL - United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Oscar Eduardo Sanchez Gamboa (54, Kissimmee) has pleaded guilty to making a false claim of citizenship to obtain a state benefit and aggravated identity theft. Gamboa faces up to of five years’ imprisonment for making the false claim, and a consecutive minimum mandatory sentence of two years in federal prison for the aggravated identity theft. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Sam David Harris, Jr. (38, Middleburg) has pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child sexual abuse images. Harris faces a minimum mandatory term of 15 years, and up to 60 years, in federal prison. Harris has been detained since his arrest on April 20, 2023.