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Investigative Press Releases

Friday, October 29, 2021
Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton has sentenced Justina Maria Holland – now known as Justina Maria Rummel – (36, Winter Springs) to eight years in federal prison and ordered her to pay $1,161,185.64 in restitution.  Holland had previously pleaded guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud, access device fraud, aggravated identity theft, false use of a Social Security number, and theft of government property. 
Friday, October 29, 2021
ANCHORAGE – An Anchorage businessman has entered into a global resolution with the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Alaska to resolve federal investigations into his fraudulently obtaining $164,000 in small business loans and advances under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The global resolution includes a criminal non-prosecution agreement and civil settlement agreement.
Friday, October 29, 2021
BOISE – A Bloomington, Illinois woman pleaded guilty to bank fraud.
Friday, October 29, 2021
PEORIA, Ill. – A federal grand jury indicted a Saint Augustine, Illinois, man, Michael L. Patch, 64, of the 100 block of West 3rd Street, on September 21, 2021, for allegedly committing one count of bank fraud and two counts of wire fraud from as early as April 2020 through this year. The indictment was unsealed during Patch’s initial appearance in federal court in Peoria, Illinois, today.
Friday, October 29, 2021
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – An East Alton, Illinois, woman was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison  for stealing her disabled daughter’s Social Security funds.   The sentencing hearing was conducted  this morning in Federal Court in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Friday, October 29, 2021
BOSTON – An Illinois man was sentenced yesterday for defrauding insurance companies in relation to a high-priced drug made by Cambridge-based pharmaceutical company Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc., and for using the identities of physicians to carry out the fraud.
Friday, October 29, 2021
Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that a Colorado man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to federal crimes arising from two schemes to defraud investors in Wyoming and around the country. On October 15, 2021, ROBERT WILLIAM MITCHELL, a.k.a. BOB MITCHELL, age 53, of Centennial, Colorado, was sentenced to serve a total of 65 months in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson in Cheyenne for mail fraud and conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Ocala, Florida – Acting United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces the return of an indictment charging Elizabeth Carol Wininger (68, Leesburg) with three counts of aggravated identity theft and one count of unauthorized use of access devices. If convicted on all counts, Wininger faces a maximum penalty of 16 years in federal prison.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a 12-count indictment today against Travis Gober, 42, of Hanford, charging him with health care fraud and aggravated identity theft, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

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