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Stay up-to-date with the latest news from Secret Service.

Oct

13

2021

PITTSBURGH, PA - One resident of Munhall, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of wire fraud, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

The twelve-count Indictment, returned on…

Oct

13

2021

WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Secret Service hosted a cyber incident response simulation with business leaders, law enforcement and other private sector partners focused on business email compromise attacks and mitigation strategies.

Oct

13

2021

NEW YORK - U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Freaney alongside Damian Williams, announced today the unsealing of an Indictment charging 11 defendants with conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit bank fraud…

Oct

13

2021

Baltimore, Maryland – Jason Lawrence Green, age 40, of Salisbury, Maryland, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin, which he sold on the dark web (a part of the internet that is only accessible by using specific software…

Oct

12

2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Morehead, Ky., man, and former Bath County Deputy Sheriff, Joshua Preece, 40, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, before U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell to the enticing a minor victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the…

Oct

06

2021

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LANCE BAPTISTE, 43, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 36 months of imprisonment for distributing…

Oct

05

2021

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Massachusetts used car dealer admitted to a federal court judge in Providence, RI, that he led a wide-ranging conspiracy to defraud financial institutions in several states of more than $2.4 million dollars by obtaining and…

Oct

04

2021

Washington, D.C. – Throughout Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) highlight a year of noteworthy collaboration to investigate cybercrime and remind the public to do their part to…

Oct

01

2021

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that on Thursday, September 23, 2021, the Honorable Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced DARREL FITZPATRICK, aged 31, to 60 months in the Bureau of Prisons in what the Judge…

Sep

30

2021

RALEIGH, N.C. – Shawn Franklin, Anthony Maryland, and Sabrina Wiggins Branch pleaded guilty today to defrauding financial institutions and other lenders by using synthetic identities to obtain credit cards and consumer loans with no intention of…

Sep

30

2021

LAFAYETTE, La. - Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that two men from South Louisiana have been sentenced by United States District Judge Robert R. Summerhays.

Deondrick W. Brown, 26, of New Iberia, Louisiana,…

Sep

29

2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. —A Lexington, Ky., man, William S. Evans, III, 69, was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison Tuesday, by U.S. District Court Judge Karen K. Caldwell, for commodities fraud and wire fraud. 

Evans, doing business as…

Sep

28

2021

LOUISVILLE, KY. – A federal jury convicted Joseph Samir Zakhari on September 24, 2021, of multiple child exploitation offenses following a five-day trial held before United States District Judge Rebecca Grady Jennings.

According to court…

Sep

28

2021

Chicago  — Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force today announced criminal charges in a complex, organized statewide car theft ring. The charges Raoul filed against the man and woman who allegedly organized…

Sep

28

2021

A Texas man was sentenced to 70 months in prison today for conspiring to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft, in connection with a scheme to file false tax returns using stolen identities.

Emmanuel Akoto, also…