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Investigative Press Releases

Wednesday, July 14, 2021
NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JAMIE MARIE KILLIAN (“KILLIAN”), age 41, of Chalmette, Louisiana, pled guilty today to theft of government funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
CHICAGO — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Chicago Public Schools principal on fraud charges for allegedly scheming to fraudulently obtain overtime pay.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
The Florida Department of Children and Families (FDCF) has agreed to pay the United States $17,500,000 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in its administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Department of Justice announced today. Until 2008, SNAP was known as the Food Stamp Program.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn charging United States Postal Service (USPS) worker Jaleesa Wallace with stealing blank postal money orders and unemployment benefits cards.  Wallace was arrested this morning and her initial appearance is scheduled for this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge James R. Cho.  On July 9, 2021, Willie Cook, an alleged co-conspirator, was arrested for stealing USPS money orders in connection with the scheme. Cook was released on a $25,000 bond.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
CINCINNATI – The former bookkeeper of My Sister’s House, a now-shuttered domestic violence shelter in Washington Court House, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to two counts related to stealing funds from the federally funded shelter.   Jaime Cardinal, 45, of Washington Court House, was arrested in July 2020, along with Crystal Chrisman, 53, of Columbus, the former executive director of the shelter.  
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
PITTSBURGH – A former physician pleaded guilty today in federal court to drug diversion, health care fraud and money laundering charges associated with his suburban Pittsburgh holistic medical practice, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
BEAUMONT, Texas – A Port Arthur man has pleaded guilty to hurricane-related fraud in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei today.  Jose Luis Carrillo, 50, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with fraud in relation to a major disaster or emergency benefits today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
BOSTON – A Dominican national was arrested today and charged with fraudulently using someone else’s Social Security number. Angel Manuel German Familia, 38, who previously resided in North Andover, was charged with one count of false representation of a Social Security number and one count of aggravated identity theft. Following an initial appearance before Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley, German Familia was detained pending a detention hearing.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
DETROIT - Detroit resident Darrell Baker was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison on charges of bank fraud and money laundering arising out of a $590,000 Covid-19 fraud scheme, announced Acting United States Attorney Saima Mohsin. Joining in the announcement were Special Agent in Charge Timothy Waters, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Inspector General Hannibal Mike Ware of the Small Business Administration’s Office of Inspector General.

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