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Investigative Press Releases

Thursday, July 15, 2021
Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Virginia Hernandez Covington has sentenced Lori Owen, a/k/a Lori Corrigan (50, Holiday), to five years and three months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit bank, wire, and mail fraud. As part of her sentence, the Court also ordered restitution to the identified victims in the amount of $620,103, and entered a money judgment of $265,964, representing the proceeds of the fraud. Owen had pleaded guilty on April 19, 2021.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Akop Atoyan, 48, of Glendale, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to pay and receive health care kickbacks, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
BOSTON – A Lawrence woman pleaded guilty today in connection with her involvement in a scheme to fraudulently obtain COVID-19-related unemployment assistance. Raquel Pena, 40, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Nov. 4, 2021. Pena was charged by criminal complaint on April 1, 2021.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
SALT LAKE CITY – Hubert Ivan Ugarte 52, of Draper, and Lisa Bradshaw Rowberry, 49, of Provo, have both been sentenced for their roles in unlawfully obtaining a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for Frisbu Trucking, Incorporated, where they were both employed.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
PORTLAND, Ore.—An indictment was unsealed in federal court today charging a Portland entrepreneur with fraudulently applying for and converting to his personal use loans intended to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Peter Peacock Blood, 57, has been charged with two counts of loan fraud.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
TRENTON, N.J. – A California man was convicted today of conspiracy and manufacturing, distributing, and possessing with intent to manufacture and distribute a fentanyl analogue, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. District Judge Maria Morales Howard has sentenced Russell Leroy Dotson, Jr. (63, Jacksonville) and his wife, Maria Luisa Dotson (66, Jacksonville), to 18 months in federal prison each for conspiracy to commit wire fraud involving the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The court also ordered the couple to pay $257,919.10 in restitution and entered an order of forfeiture for the same amount against each of them.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MICHAEL McGUIRK, 37, of Windham, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to three months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for theft of mail by a postal employee.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
MINNEAPOLIS – A Duluth man pleaded guilty today to mail fraud, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft in connection to a COVID-19 relief fraud scheme, announced Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk.

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