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

Dec

02

2020

AUGUSTA, GA:  Six individuals have been indicted on felony charges and nearly $400,000 seized in the Southern District of Georgia relating to the alleged submission of fraudulent loan applications for pandemic disaster relief funds.

In…

Dec

01

2020

SAN JUAN, P.R. – The United States Secret Service (Secret Service) has received multiple reports that individuals falsely claiming to be customer service representatives of local cell phone providers are calling members of the public as part of a…

Dec

01

2020

Baltimore, Maryland – Nicholas Milano White, age 29, of Baltimore, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to the federal charges of conspiracy to steal mail, emergency benefits fraud, and aggravated identity theft. 

The guilty plea was announced…

Dec

01

2020

WASHINGTON – An Indian national was sentenced on November 30, 2020 to 20 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release in the Southern District of Texas for his role in operating and funding India-based call centers that defrauded…

Nov

30

2020

An Indian national was sentenced today to 20 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release in the Southern District of Texas for his role in operating and funding India-based call centers that defrauded U.S. victims out of…

Nov

24

2020

HOUSTON – Two Houston area men have been charged for attempting to fraudulently sell 50 million non-existent N95 facemasks to a foreign government, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

Paschal Ngozi Eleanya, 46, turned himself in to…

Nov

24

2020

MACON, Ga. – A new state-wide, interagency task force focused on combatting unemployment insurance (UI) benefit fraud in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is supporting investigating agencies and encouraging citizens to report suspected UI fraud…

Nov

24

2020

WASHINGTON -- In San Antonio today, 34-year-old Kristopher Sean Matthews (aka Ali Jibreel) admitted to conspiring to provide material support to the designated foreign terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham/Syria (aka ISIS),…

Nov

24

2020

TYLER, Texas -- A 44-year-old Shreveport, Louisiana woman has been indicted for her role in an elder fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox. Monica Ruiz was named in an indictment returned by a…

Nov

20

2020

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that LARRY HALL, also known as “Chuito” and “Bobo,” 49, of Naugatuck, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall to 120 months of imprisonment,…

Nov

20

2020

Jacksonville, Florida – Henry William Carabeo Boned (28, Miami) has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Boned faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and payment of restitution to victims of his crime. A sentencing…

Nov

19

2020

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County paralegal pleaded guilty today to defrauding more than 100 immigration law firm clients in Southern California by depositing their payments for immigration-related application filing fees or legal services into…

Nov

19

2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier this week, LAURA R. JOHNSON, 45, THOMAS JOHNSON, SR., 52, and CHERYL M. ASHLEY, 70, all residents of Oklahoma City, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in a conspiracy to take ownership of more…

Nov

19

2020

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announces the sentencing, on November 18, 2020, of MYLES NICHOLAS, age 33, of Jamaica, New York, by U.S. District Judge Wendy Vitter.  Judge Vitter sentenced NICHOLAS to 25 months in prison pursuant…

Nov

19

2020

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced today that Filmel Williams, Jr., age 20, of Brownstown, Michigan, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge James G. Carr to nine years imprisonment after Williams pleaded guilty to transportation of a…