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

Aug

05

2022

FLORENCE, SOUTH CAROLINA — Quinae Shamyra Stephens, 41, of Douglasville, Georgia, was sentenced to more than 18 years in federal prison after she was convicted by a jury for multiple charges relating to a multi-state identity theft and fraud ring…

Jul

22

2022

I am firmly reiterating the commitment of the United States Secret Service in supporting the extraordinary efforts of the January 6th Select Committee. As an American and Director of this incredible agency, I found the events at the Capitol on…

Jul

20

2022

EVANSVILLE – Kyle D. Hollman, 33, of Boonville, Ind., was sentenced late yesterday to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud.

According to court documents, Hollman was employed as a purchasing agent for ProLift…

Jul

19

2022

SAN ANTONIO – Two executives of iCore Global LLC (iCore) have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a fraud scheme.

According to court documents, Samantha L. Mueting, 57, of San Antonio and Josephus De Laat, aka Jos De Laat, 61, of…

Jul

18

2022

Tampa, FL – U.S. District Judge William F. Jung has sentenced Randy Xavier Jones (34, Sarasota) to five years and one month in federal prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. The court also ordered Jones to forfeit proceeds traceable…

Jul

15

2022

WICHITA, KAN. – A federal grand jury in Wichita returned an indictment charging a Guatemalan   national with one count of possession of a false social security card/number.

According to court documents, Isabel Xorxe Tay, 35, is accused of…

Jul

15

2022

A man who apparently posed as a college soccer recruiter pleaded guilty this week to receiving child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Chad E. Meacham.

Michael Ansley Twing, 43, was charged via criminal complaint on May 18. He pleaded…

Jul

15

2022

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Damien Deshaun Dennis (42, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Dennis faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison…

Jul

14

2022

SAVANNAH, GA:  A Georgia woman faces up to 20 years in prison after an indictment alleging she fraudulently obtained funds intended for COVID-19 small business assistance.

Gladys Harun, 43, of Byron, Ga., is charged with one count of Wire…

Jul

14

2022

The insinuation that the Secret Service maliciously deleted text messages following a request is false. In fact, the Secret Service has been fully cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS OIG) in…

Jul

14

2022

Fort Myers, Florida – U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Barber has sentenced Amber Rewis Bruey (35, Lehigh Acres) to four years in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and illegal…

Jul

13

2022

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that David Gainer, Jr. (50, Lutz) has pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud. Gainer faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. A sentencing date…

Jul

11

2022

BOSTON – A Cambridge man was sentenced on July 8, 2022 in federal court in Boston for cocaine distribution.

Dante Starks, a/k/a “Tay,” 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to four years in prison and three…

Jul

11

2022

Tampa, FL – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the results achieved to date by the Middle District of Florida’s efforts to combat fraud related to COVID-19. Those efforts have included complementary actions by the Criminal, Asset…

Jul

07

2022

CONCORD - Jessica Pechtel, 35, now of Andover, Massachusetts and formerly of Springvale, Maine, was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison today for embezzling over a half million dollars, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced.