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Investigative Press Releases

Friday, May 7, 2021
PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh-area physician has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of violating federal narcotics laws and health care fraud, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today. The 242-count Indictment, returned on May 5 and unsealed yesterday, named John Keun Sang Lee, age 78, of Venetia, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.
Friday, May 7, 2021
A Federal Railroad Administration inspector has been charged with lying on official documents, announced Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Prerak Shah. Tremelle Sykes, 54, was indicted Tuesday on eight counts of false statements. He will make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Horan Friday morning.
Friday, May 7, 2021
          SANTA ANA, California – An Orange County man was arrested today on federal charges alleging he fraudulently obtained approximately $5 million in Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans for his sham businesses, then used the money on himself, including purchasing Ferrari, Bentley and Lamborghini sports cars.
Friday, May 7, 2021
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. –Today, Rahim and Karim Sadruddin, 35, were sentenced to 50 months imprisonment by the Honorable Travis McDonough, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga.                               
Friday, May 7, 2021
Moustapha Diakhate, 45, of Stamford, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with bank fraud and wire fraud offenses related to his receipt of nearly $2.9 million in COVID-19 relief funds guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Roberto Montes-Villalpando, 60, of Sanborn, NY, and Abraham Montes, 28, of North Tonawanda, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to harbor aliens for financial gain and causing serious bodily injury. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Brandon Wilson, 27, of Buffalo, NY, who pleaded guilty to delay or destruction of U.S. Mail, was fined $200.00 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy.     
Thursday, May 6, 2021
A former Tulsa resident who fraudulently applied for a Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loan guaranteed by the Small Business Administration under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act pleaded guilty today in federal court, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson. Adewale Matthew Abel, 51, pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a financial institution. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 10, 2021.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
            ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Joshua Cordova, 39, of Albuquerque, pleaded guilty in federal court on May 5 to mail fraud and theft of federal funds. Cordova was indicted on Dec. 17, 2019.
Thursday, May 6, 2021
NEWARK, N.J. – A dual New York and Florida resident was charged for his role in fraudulently obtaining federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans totaling $3.8 million, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig and Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced today.

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