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

Jun

17

2022

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Jessica A. Lovering, 30, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard to a sentence of time served for Conspiracy to Pass and Utter Forged…

Jun

17

2022

BOSTON – A Leicester man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Worcester for his involvement in fraud schemes affecting the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Programs in…

Jun

16

2022

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that NICOLAE MARIUS BARBU, 50, a citizen of Romania, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 21 months of imprisonment for…

Jun

16

2022

Jackson, TN – Melanie Haste, 62, formerly of Trenton, Tennessee, has been sentenced to  18  months  in  federal prison  for  wire  fraud.    Joseph C.  Murphy  Jr.,  United  States Attorney, announced the sentence today.

According to the…

Jun

14

2022

LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty today to his role in a conspiracy to commit mail fraud in connection to the illegal possession of unemployment benefit debit cards issued by the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and…

Jun

14

2022

On June 14, 2022, a federal grand jury in Greeneville, Tennessee returned a two-count indictment against Garrian King, also known as “Big G,” and Rodney Harris, also known as “3rd,” both of Chattanooga.

The indictment alleges that on or…

Jun

14

2022

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Georgia man who solicited, transported, and paid homeless individuals from the Providence area to cash hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit business checks in four New England states was sentenced today to…

Jun

13

2022

HUNTINGTON W.Va. – A Maryland man pleaded guilty today to receipt of stolen money, for his role in a scheme that defrauded more than 200 victims, many of them elderly, of at least $2.5 million.

According to court documents and statements…

Jun

13

2022

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Ana Amesquita, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 12 months and one day of incarceration for bank fraud, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Amesquita, 27, pleaded guilty…

Jun

13

2022

SAVANNAH, GA:  Five people face charges including bank and wire fraud for allegedly using false information to secure thousands of dollars in COVID-19 relief funds.

The charges, via indictments or informations, accuse the defendants of…

Jun

10

2022

East St. Louis, Ill. – Heather Harper, 38, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was sentenced to thirty months  in prison on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in connection with her involvement in a conspiracy to commit  bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. In…

Jun

09

2022

GREAT FALLS – An East Helena man who admitted lying in a scheme to receive more than $1 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for coronavirus relief aid and using the money…

Jun

08

2022

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – An Austell, Georgia resident pleaded guilty today to using stolen identities to fraudulently collect more than $4 million in unemployment benefits from the Illinois Department of Employment Security (DES) and attempting to…

Jun

08

2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Danielle Tooley, 37, of Batavia, NY, pleaded guilty to wire fraud before Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison…

Jun

07

2022

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Jennifer Woods, 46, of Panama City, Florida, and Jeffrey Cannon, 48, of Orlando, Florida, were sentenced on March 9, 2022, and today, respectively, after previously pleading guilty to charges relating to a bank fraud…