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

Jun

03

2022

BOISE – Four New York men were sentenced to federal prison for an identity theft scheme designed to obtain iPhones on Sprint customer accounts. 

According to statements made in court, Winston Torres, 44, Edgar Rodriguez, 36, Andres…

Jun

02

2022

CINCINNATI – A former insurance agent was arrested this morning on federal charges alleging he defrauded dozens of victims in the Cincinnati and Dayton area and fraudulently obtained two COVID Paycheck Protection Program loans.

Seneca…

May

27

2022

DENVER – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Daniel Stonebarger, age 50, of Highlands Ranch, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining funds intended to help small businesses during…

May

26

2022

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on May 25, 2022, Dale Richard Estep II, age 35, of Colonial Beach, Virginia, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia H. Rambo to two…

May

26

2022

TOPEKA, KAN. – A federal grand jury in Topeka indicted a U.S. Army service member for allegedly participating in a scheme to fraudulently obtain approximately $149,476 from at least 25 individuals.

According to court documents, Innocent N…

May

26

2022

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that LAKISHA WILLIAMS, age 41, of New Orleans, was sentenced today to nine years in prison by U.S. District Judge Barry W. Ashe for charges stemming from her participation in a credit card…

May

25

2022

PROVIDENCE – A Texas man who allegedly participated in a conspiracy where one member posed as a high-ranking military officer stationed overseas while befriending and gaining the trust of seniors in at least ten states, including Rhode Island,…

May

24

2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An Iraqi citizen living in Columbus, Ohio, has been charged federally with an immigration crime and with aiding and abetting a plot to murder former United States President George W. Bush.

Shihab Ahmed Shihab Shihab, 52,…

May

24

2022

Yakima, Washington – Vanessa R. Waldref, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District  of Washington, has announced that Karla Padilla, age 48, of Yakima, Washington, was indicted this week on seven counts of fraudulently obtaining COVID-…

May

23

2022

ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis County woman who pretended to be a landlord to get $267,239 in pandemic-related financial assistance pleaded guilty to a felony charge of wire fraud in United States District Court Monday.

Semaj Portis, 42,…

May

23

2022

United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Deantra Lamar Watson, 42, of Wichita, Kansas, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Joseph F. Bataillon to a sentence of time served for Transportation of Fictitious Obligations…

May

20

2022

Acting U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced that Charles E. Smith, Jr., 52, of Woodmere, Ohio, pleaded guilty on May 19, 2022, to an Information charging him with one count of access device fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft…

May

20

2022

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Ketty Larco-Ward, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Division, today announced that MARQUIS WILLIAMS, 45, of New Haven, pleaded…

May

19

2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two Charlotte business owners, Hamzeh Jamal Alasfar, 30, and Tayseer Issam Alkhayyat, 34, both of Charlotte, are facing federal charges for allegedly selling   fraudulently obtained Apple iPhones (iPhones) and other electronic…

May

19

2022

BOSTON – A Boston man pleaded guilty today to fraud, identity theft, firearm and drug offenses.

Jammy Alphonse, 28, pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy, false representation of a Social Security number, aggravated identity theft,…