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

Jun

15

2021

AUGUSTA, GA:  A woman who admitted to submitting loan applications containing knowingly false representations in an effort to secure COVID-19 relief loans has been sentenced in U.S. District Court and ordered to pay restitution.

Jacinthia…

Jun

11

2021

Miami, Florida – A South Florida grand jury has charged five additional defendants for their alleged roles in a sophisticated scheme to purchase and distribute millions of dollars in diverted pharmaceutical drugs.  A total of 14 defendants have…

Jun

09

2021

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union County, Jersey, man today admitted offering bribes to a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee to steal check books and credit cards from the mail, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Jabre Beauvoir, 22,…

Jun

09

2021

DAYTON, Ohio – A U.S. Secret Service investigation has led to federal charges related to identify fraud, aggravated identity theft, theft of U.S. mail, Social Security fraud, and access device fraud for two Daytonians. 

The defendants,…

Jun

08

2021

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Garry William Moran, II, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, has admitted to drug and counterfeit charges, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Moran, 41, pleaded guilty today to one count of…

Jun

08

2021

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Baker City, Oregon man pleaded guilty today for fraudulently converting loans intended to help small business during the COVID-19 pandemic to his personal use.

Jeremy Clawson, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of theft of…

Jun

07

2021

Washington – Matthew R. Stohler has been named special agent in charge (SAIC) of the U.S. Secret Service Washington Field Office. Mr. Stohler was most recently appointed in May 2020 as the deputy assistant director of the Office of Human…

Jun

07

2021

EL PASO – Wilver Jose Polanco-Alvarez, a 26-year-old Dominican Republic citizen residing in Miami, and Jose Eduardo Gomez Salas, a 25-year-old Dominican Republic citizen residing in New York, admitted in federal court today to using stolen…

Jun

07

2021

Miami, Florida -- A prior convicted felon from Miami with alleged ties to the national “Bloods” gang and the local “77 Street” gang has been indicted by a South Florida grand jury on federal firearms charges, including illegal possession of…

Jun

07

2021

New York – Patrick J. Freaney has been named special agent in charge (SAIC) of the U.S. Secret Service New York Field Office. With more than 20 years of experience with the Secret Service, Mr. Freaney most recently served as the deputy special…

Jun

04

2021

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on June 3, 2021, William Daquan Battle, age 28, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Robert D…

Jun

04

2021

Jacksonville, Florida – Zipporan Carmel Peters (32, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Peters faces up to 30 years in federal prison on the conspiracy to commit bank fraud charge, a…

Jun

04

2021

MINNEAPOLIS – A Traverse County man was sentenced today to four years of probation, local community confinement, and $416,389 in restitution, for his role in a wire fraud scheme.

According to court documents, Bryan Dallas Crandall, 37,…

Jun

02

2021

Audrey Strauss, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Patrick J. Freaney, Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the United States Secret Service (“USSS”), and Jonathan D. Larsen, Special Agent in…

Jun

01

2021

Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Brian J. Davis has sentenced Charles Cornelius Smith (35, Jacksonville) to five years in federal prison for aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit bank fraud. The court also ordered Smith to…