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Investigative Press Releases

Friday, December 2, 2022
HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that James A. Coccagna, age 67, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was charged by criminal information on one count of conspiracy to commit violations of the Major Fraud Act. 
Friday, December 2, 2022
Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a jury in Hartford federal court has found JOHN TRASACCO, 50, of West Haven, guilty of conspiracy and fraud offenses.  The trial before U.S. District Judge Omar A. Williams began on November 21 and the jury returned the guilty verdicts this afternoon.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
          LOS ANGELES – A downtown Los Angeles man was found guilty today by a jury of federal criminal charges for fraudulently obtaining more than $150,000 – and attempted to obtain an additional $1.85 million – in COVID-relief loans for several companies he claimed to own and operate.           Sean Schoepflin, 43, a.k.a. “Sean Fitzgerald,” was found guilty of two counts of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Michael J. Driscoll, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the unsealing of a 10-Count Indictment charging 14 members of the Young Gunnaz Gang (“YG”), including the gang’s high-ranking street leaders, with committing various racketeering, narcotics, and firearms offenses.  The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
CINCINNATI – A federal jury has convicted two individuals of crimes related to their participation in a foreclosure rescue scheme that defrauded at least 780 financially distressed homeowners throughout the United States. The defendants preyed on homeowners who had defaulted on their mortgages and convinced the victims to pay to take part in fraudulent programs on the promise it would save their homes.  
Thursday, December 1, 2022
NEWARK, N.J. – A Staten Island, New York, man who conspired with others to traffic in stolen goods and merchandise was sentenced today to 36 months in prison, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Razel Romhein, 49, of Staten Island, New York, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark federal court to an information charging him with conspiracy to transport stolen goods. Judge McNulty imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Lenexa, Kansas, man and woman have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $2.9 million conspiracy to defraud Medicare. Timothy A. Chin, 64, and Lauren M. Sword, 36, were charged in a 23-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Chin and Sword jointly owned and operated Senior Community Care LLC a/k/a Momentum Med Services, LLC. Sword, a chiropractor and owner of Adjust to Health, was enrolled as a Medicare provider.
Thursday, December 1, 2022
ATLANTA – Former Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency counselor Karen C. Lyke (formerly known as Karen C. Gregory) has been sentenced to five years in prison for forging educational records and creating fake students with non-existent disabilities and illnesses in an elaborate, multi-year scheme to steal more than $1.3 million.  
Thursday, December 1, 2022
MIAMI – Anton Peck, 29, of Boca Raton, Fla., has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks to 16 years in prison for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. Peck previously pled guilty to one count of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, methamphetamine, and heroin. 

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