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

Aug

31

2022

SAVANNAH, GA:  The number of defendants charged with illegally obtaining pandemic relief funds continues to rise in the Southern District of Georgia as investigators identify those who used fraud to receive government payments.

Since…

Aug

30

2022

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CAROLINA GUERRENO, 49, of Fairfield, waived her right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to…

Aug

30

2022

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA — Sung Wook Kim, also known as Paul, 36, of Lexington, was sentenced to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud.

Evidence presented to the Court showed that Kim used a position of trust…

Aug

30

2022

LOS ANGELES – A Highland man who used his work history as a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy to gain investors’ trust and later invest millions of dollars with him, only to use their money to fund his extravagant lifestyle, was sentenced…

Aug

30

2022

STATESBORO, GA:  A South Carolina man who referred to himself and his girlfriend as the “modern-day Bonnie and Clyde” has admitted using information gleaned from stolen mail to steal or attempt to steal more than a million dollars from multiple…

Aug

30

2022

SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA — Sung Wook Kim, also known as Paul, 36, of Lexington, was sentenced to two years in federal prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud.

Evidence presented to the Court showed that Kim used a position of trust…

Aug

29

2022

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Garry William Moran, II, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 84 months of incarceration for drug and counterfeit charges, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Moran, 42, pleaded…

Aug

29

2022

Jacksonville, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces the return of an indictment charging Carmel Linot (32, Titusville) with bank fraud, mail fraud, two counts of aggravated identity theft, and two counts of false…

Aug

29

2022

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –A Springfield, Illinois, man, Calvin Christian, III, 31, of the 1700 block of South College Street was sentenced on August 25, 2022, to 24 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for six counts of…

Aug

29

2022

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Johnna Dee Courtney, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 120 months of incarceration for methamphetamine and counterfeit charges, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Courtney, age 41,…

Aug

26

2022

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Secret Service returned approximately $286 million in fraudulently obtained Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to the Small Business Administration (SBA). These recovered funds were generated by fraudulently…

Aug

25

2022

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Banabas Ganidekam, 25, of Ghana, was sentenced today to three years of federal probation, including eight months on home detention with electronic monitoring, and ordered to pay $156,073 in restitution for wire fraud.

Aug

25

2022

CLEVELAND - Charles E. Smith, Jr., 52, of Woodmere, Ohio, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Christopher A. Boyko to 33 months in prison and ordered to pay $10,621.23 in restitution after he pleaded guilty to using stolen financial…

Aug

25

2022

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge today sentenced a former BBVA branch manager for embezzling funds from the bank where she was employed, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Patrick M. Davis…

Aug

25

2022

INDIANAPOLIS – Edwin Agbi, 29, of Indianapolis, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for mail fraud, use of a fictitious name in furtherance of mail fraud, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Agbi…