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

Sep

17

2021

HAMMOND- Mohammad Zaidan, 53, of Palos Heights, Illinois, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Philip P. Simon upon his guilty plea to wire fraud, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Tina L. Nommay.

Zaidan was sentenced to 41…

Sep

16

2021

Michael Calabria, Joseph Keegan and Casey Silver pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Central Islip to criminal copyright infringement.  Calabria and Keegan were principals of Constructure Technologies, LLC (“Constructure”), located in…

Sep

16

2021

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Baker City, Oregon man was sentenced to federal prison today for fraudulently converting to his own personal use federal money intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The parties stipulated to a…

Sep

16

2021

WASHINGTON - A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty today to one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 23, of…

Sep

16

2021

Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Dermot Shea, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug…

Sep

14

2021

TYLER, Texas – A Shreveport, Louisiana woman has been sentenced to federal prison for her role in an elder fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei.

Monica Ruiz, 45, pleaded guilty…

Sep

10

2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Secret Service released commemorative content honoring the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001. 

View "Never Forget: Secret Service Remembers September 11, 2001" here, and listen to firsthand…

Sep

09

2021

An Effingham man was sentenced yesterday to four years and ten months in prison and a $1,000 fine for manufacturing counterfeit money.

According to court documents, counterfeit bills manufactured by Jared Sapp, 29, were recovered in…

Sep

08

2021

A dual Canadian and U.S. national was sentenced today to 140 months in federal prison for conspiring to launder tens of millions of dollars stolen in various wire and bank fraud schemes – including a massive online banking theft by North Korean…

Sep

08

2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Parkersburg man pleaded guilty today to defrauding a financial institution by making false statements on a loan application.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Jonathan Smith, 35, applied for…

Sep

07

2021

DAYTON, Ohio – A 55-year-old Dayton man was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 15 months in prison for fraudulently obtaining Social Security and COVID-19 relief funding in his deceased father’s name.

After a recent Social Security…

Sep

03

2021

SANTA ANA, California – A West Los Angeles man was sentenced today to 48 months in federal prison – plus an additional 28 months of home confinement – for orchestrating a decades-long, multimillion-dollar telemarketing scheme that defrauded more…

Sep

03

2021

TYLER, Texas – A Pensacola, Florida man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today. 

Perry Lewis Crenshaw, Jr., 27, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to…

Sep

02

2021

Fort Myers, Florida – Acting United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Amber Rewis Bruey (34) and Anthony James Bruey (35), a married couple from Lehigh Acres, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud,…

Sep

02

2021

ATLANTA – Bamidele Muraina, a Nigerian national who hacked into tax preparation firms and filed fraudulent unemployment benefit claims and tax returns using stolen personally identifiable information, and Gabriel Kalembo, a previously convicted…