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  • Houston woman gets prison term for Katrina fraud

    September 22, 2011 7:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Houston woman who pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining housing money after Hurricane Katrina has been sentenced to 10 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt in New Orleans also on Wednesday ordered 32-year-old Karen Jones to pay more than $33,000 in restitution. Jones pleaded... more »
  • La. woman pleads guilty to Katrina fraud

    August 11, 2011 9:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Hammond woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining nearly $8,000 in disaster assistance from the American Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina. Thirty-year-old Tamara Morris faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following her guilty plea Wednesday to mail fraud.... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to Katrina fraud

    June 10, 2011 9:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Houston woman is facing up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to getting housing money fraudulently after Hurricane Katrina. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Karen Jones pleaded guilty Wednesday in New Orleans to one count of wire fraud and one... more »
  • Sentencing Set in Katrina Fraud Case

    October 31, 2010 4:12 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The sentencing hearing for a woman convicted of Hurricane Katrina fraud has been rescheduled for Thursday. Crystal V. Vance was charged in a nine-count indictment that claimed she falsified a tax receipt from the Harrison County Tax Assessor's Office in March 2006 to get disaster assistance... more »
  • Sentencing set in Katrina fraud case

    October 31, 2010 2:49 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) The sentencing hearing for a woman convicted of Hurricane Katrina fraud has been rescheduled for Thursday. Crystal V. Vance was charged in a nine-count indictment that claimed she falsified a tax receipt from the Harrison County Tax Assessor's Office in March 2006 to get disaster assistance after... more »
  • Hammond woman pleads guilty to Katrina fraud

    October 23, 2010 11:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says a 25-year-old Hammond woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding the American Red Cross of $2,830 after Hurricane Katrina. Letten says Christy Alexander acknowledged applying three times in fall 2005 for one-time payments of $1,565. He says that each time, she claimed that... more »
  • Lacombe woman sentenced in Katrina fraud case

    September 24, 2010 5:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A Lacombe woman has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for two felony counts of theft of government funds she obtained after Hurricane Katrina. Denise Stobaugh was sentenced Wednesday in connection with a Small Business Administration disaster loan and a Louisiana Road Home... more »
  • Ex-airport director, wife indicted in Katrina case

    September 18, 2010 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) After backing out of a plea deal, the former director of aviation at New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport and his wife have been indicted on charges they tried to profit from a bogus insurance claim after Hurricane Katrina. Friday's nine-count indictment against 44-year-old Sean Hunter and... more »
  • Feds have charged 1,360 with hurricane fraud

    September 14, 2010 6:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Justice Department says more than 1,300 people have been charged in federal fraud cases related to the 2005 hurricanes in the five years since the storms struck the Gulf Coast. A report released Tuesday by the Hurricane Katrina Fraud Task Force says investigators have screened more... more »
  • Ex-airport director, wife back out of plea deal

    September 13, 2010 6:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) The former director of aviation at New Orleans' Louis Armstrong International Airport and his wife have backed out of a plea agreement to resolve charges they tried to profit from a bogus insurance claim after Hurricane Katrina. Sean Hunter and his wife, Shauna, were expected to enter... more »
  • Houston woman charged with Katrina fraud

    September 3, 2010 5:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A Houston woman has been charged with fraudulently obtaining more than $9,000 in assistance from the American Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina. Thursday's two-count indictment charges 29-year-old Tamara Sheretha Morris with mail fraud. The Red Cross offered residents affected by the 2005 hurricane one-time payments of up... more »
  • Nov. 1 trial set in Katrina fraud case

    September 1, 2010 5:38 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) An Alabama woman is set for trial on a charges she conspired to defraud the federal government by preying on Hurricane Katrina victims who needed their properties rebuilt. The government seeks a judgment of $62,500 against Joyce E. Jordan, who was doing business with others as Jordan... more »
  • Former NO airport director faces federal charges

    August 27, 2010 12:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) The former airport director at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans faces criminal charges in an alleged case of Katrina fraud. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says 44-year-old Sean Hunter and his wife, 31-year-old Shauna Crowden Hunter, were charged in a bill of information Friday with conspiracy... more »
  • 22 new Katrina fraud charges announced

    August 26, 2010 9:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina a few days away, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced the latest round of fraud cases arising from the storm. Letten outlined charges Thursday against 22 people accused of bilking government agenciquaor aid programs out of amounts ranging from $2,000... more »
  • Husband, wife plead in Katrina fraud case

    August 26, 2010 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A man and his wife have pleaded guilty to theft of government funds they received after Hurricane Katrina. Robert Wallace and Chressye Wallace, both of New Orleans, entered the plea Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says Wallace faces up to... more »
  • 22 new Katrina fraud charges announced

    August 26, 2010 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) With the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina a few days away, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten announced the latest round of fraud cases arising from the storm. Letten outlined charges Thursday against 22 people accused of bilking government agencies or aid programs out of amounts ranging from $2,000... more »
  • Feds: Pa. woman illegally took Katrina payments

    July 23, 2010 12:59 PM

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) A northeastern Pennsylvania woman is facing theft and fraud charges for allegedly taking $25,000 in Hurricane Katrina relief money that she wasn't entitled to. Federal prosecutors say 38-year-old Contessa Comadore, of East Stroudsburg, told the Federal Emergency Management Agency she lived in New Orleans and was a... more »
  • Ponchatoula woman pleads guilty to Katrina fraud

    July 17, 2010 5:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Federal prosecutors say a 43-year-old Ponchatoula woman has admitted getting $5,660 by fraud from the American Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says Rena Marie Brown pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of wire fraud. He says that, as part of her guilty plea,... more »
  • Slidell Woman Pleads Guilty to Katrina Fraud

    July 2, 2010 6:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Slidell woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining disaster aid from the American Red Cross in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Federal prosecutors said 27-year-old Sylvia Barnes submitted four applications for assistance and received $4,695 when the Red Cross limited awards to a one-time payment of up... more »
  • Slidell woman pleads guilty to Katrina fraud

    July 2, 2010 5:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A Slidell woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining disaster aid from the American Red Cross in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Federal prosecutors said 27-year-old Sylvia Barnes submitted four applications for assistance and received $4,695 when the Red Cross limited awards to a one-time payment of up to... more »
  • Husband, wife accused in $200,000 Katrina theft

    June 19, 2010 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A man and his wife are accused of stealing government funds they received after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says 49-year-old Robert Wallace and 43-year-old Chressye Wallace, both of New Orleans, were charged in a three-count bill of information released Friday. According to the document, the... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to Katrina-related fraud

    May 29, 2010 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A woman has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge stemming from Hurricane Katrina relief money she received. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says that Sharon Decarlo Baker pleaded guilty in New Orleans to one theft count alleging she stole $30,000 from the Road Home program. According to... more »
  • Lacombe man sentenced for fraud linked to Katrina

    May 13, 2010 5:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A 53-year-old Lacombe man has been sentenced in connection with a disaster loan he and his wife applied for in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Keith Stobaugh was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation and fined $1,500 following his guilty plea to misprision of a felony... more »
  • La. woman pleads guilty in Katrina fraud

    April 29, 2010 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A Bogalusa woman has pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining Red Cross aid in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. Federal prosecutors in New Orleans said 24-year-old Naketra Guy received nearly $8,000 in assistance to which she wasn't entitled. Guy faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to defrauding Red Cross

    April 16, 2010 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A Hammond woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to fraud charges linked to aid she received after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says 35-year-old Quiana Selders entered the plea Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman to one count of wire fraud. Selders, according... more »
  • Hammond woman indicted for Katrina fraud

    March 20, 2010 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A federal grand jury has indicted a 26-year-old Hammond woman for fraud relating to applications she made to the American Red Cross for financial help after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says the agency made up to $1,565 available to those affected by the 2005 hurricanes... more »
  • N.O. woman pleads guilty to Katrina fraud

    March 18, 2010 5:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A New Orleans woman has pleaded guilty to charges she submitted more than 20 fraudulent applications for federal aid after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Prosecutors said the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded 42-year-old Sonja T. Jones more than $41,000 when she wasn't entitled to that money. Jones... more »
  • Atlanta woman sentenced for Katrina fraud

    March 11, 2010 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A 39-year-old woman from Atlanta has been sentenced to four months home confinement for mail fraud related to applications for disaster aid that she submitted to the American Red Cross after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says U.S. District Judge Sarah S. Vance sentenced Stacie L.... more »
  • La. man gets prison in Katrina fraud case

    March 5, 2010 5:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A Baton Rouge man who pleaded guilty to fraudulently receiving federal disaster benefits after Hurricane Katrina has been sentenced to one year in prison. U.S. District Judge Frank Polozola also on Wednesday ordered 25-year-old Terry Montgomery to pay $2,000 in restitution. Montgomery pleaded guilty in July... more »
  • Woman sentenced to 15 months in Katrina fraud

    February 19, 2010 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A 33-year-old woman from Tangipahoa Parish has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for mail fraud related to applications she made to the American Red Cross for help after Hurricane Katrina. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk sentenced Wanita S. Williams on Thursday, ordered her to pay... more »
  • Miss. man pleads guilty in Katrina fraud scheme

    January 21, 2010 5:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to charges he fraudulently received more than $138,000 in low-interest disaster loans after Hurricane Katrina. Forty-five-year-old John P. Peters, of Moss Point, Miss., faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine following his guilty pleas Wednesday to two... more »
  • N.O. man pleads guilty in Katrina fraud case

    November 25, 2009 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to a charge he fraudulently received more than $87,000 in federal grant money after Hurricane Katrina. Fifty-eight-year-old Joseph Recasner faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison following his guilty plea Tuesday to one count of making false statements... more »
  • Woman pleads guilty to defrauding Red Cross

    November 13, 2009 5:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A 33-year-old Tangipahoa Parish woman has pleaded guilty to mail fraud linked to an application she made to the American Red Cross for help after Hurricane Katrina. According to court documents, the Red Cross made up to $1,565 in disaster assistance available to those affected by the... more »
  • Man pleads to defrauding Red Cross after Katrina

    October 29, 2009 5:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to defrauding the American Red Cross in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says 37-year-old Raymond Moten fraudulently applied for one-time disaster assistance funds on six separate occasions between Sept. 10, 2005 and Oct. 6, 2005. In... more »

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