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

Oct

21

2022

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced today that Pholopater Faltas was arraigned on an indictment charging him with eight counts of mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud.…

Oct

03

2022

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal grand jury last week indicted eight individuals for their roles in a prison-based phone scam that targeted retailers throughout the country, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and U.S. Secret Service Special…

Sep

30

2022

ALBANY, Ga. – Two individuals pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges resulting from separate United States Secret Service  led investigations into larger Walmart gift card schemes involving hundreds of fraud victims from across the country…

Sep

30

2022

Greenbelt, Maryland – A federal jury in Maryland convicted Arley Ray Johnson, age 63, of Bowie, Maryland, on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud, and securities fraud, in connection with a $28 million Ponzi scheme involving 1st Million, a purported…

Sep

29

2022

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Springfield, Illinois, man, Demetrius Robertson, 30, of 2000 block of South 8th Street, was sentenced on September 27, 2022 to an aggregate 60 months’ imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and…

Sep

29

2022

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On September 29, 2022, Yanier Tellez, 32, currently of Tampa, Florida, was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison by the Honorable Clifton L. Corker, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee…

Sep

28

2022

Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Secret Service formally celebrated the swearing-in of the agency’s 27th Director, Kimberly Cheatle. Director Cheatle was previously sworn in September 18th and immediately assumed her leadership role ahead of…

Sep

27

2022

CONCORD – Joshua Leavitt, 40, of Northwood, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court to bank fraud and wire fraud, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in…

Sep

27

2022

INDIANAPOLIS – William Cass, 57, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to distribution and receipt of child pornography.

According to court documents, law enforcement learned that between April…

Sep

26

2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jeremie Adam Elkins, 45, of Newark, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to causing more than $1.5 million in fraud in connection with access devices. Elkins committed wire fraud and illegally possessed a firearm after…

Sep

26

2022

MOBILE, AL – A Knoxville, Tennessee woman was sentenced to 54 months in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft after pleading guilty to those offenses in April 2022.

According to court documents, Ramie Renee Marston, 53, was…

Sep

24

2022

NEW YORK - The United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly is an annual and recurring national special security event (NSSE) requiring intense coordination and preparation over many months with numerous critical partners. 

Sep

22

2022

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Parkville, Mo., man who was charged in two federal cases was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a $335 million scheme to defraud federal programs that award contracts to firms owned by minorities, veterans, and…

Sep

22

2022

Today, Inspector General Larry D. Turner, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announced that the Office of Inspector General’s (DOL-OIG) investigations have resulted in more than 1,000  individuals being charged with crimes involving Unemployment…

Sep

22

2022

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A Springfield, Illinois, man, Carlos Wright, 32, of the 1800 block of 11th Street, was sentenced on September 21, 2022, to concurrent terms of 42 months’ imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a felon and 24 months’…