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Investigative Press Releases

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
DETROIT - Former Detroit Police Department Officer, Deonne Dotson, was sentenced today to 80 months in federal prison following convictions for extortion announced Acting United States Attorney Saima Mohsin. Joining Mohsin in the announcement were Timothy Waters, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Juan Vargas, Acting U.S. Postal Inspector in Charge, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Detroit Division and Chief James White, Detroit Police Department.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in federal court today for one count of conspiracy to pay unlawful kickbacks, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced.
Monday, July 12, 2021
McALLEN, Texas – A Border Patrol (BP) agent has been arrested on allegations he attempted to aid and abet smuggling cocaine through a BP checkpoint, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery. Oberlin Cortez Pena Jr., 22, La Joya, is set to make his appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nadia S. Medrano at 9 a.m. today.
Monday, July 12, 2021
Audrey Strauss, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the guilty plea today of NAIM ISMAIL relating to his participation in various investment schemes that defrauded victims of over $15 million.  ISMAIL pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres.
Monday, July 12, 2021
ALBANY, Ga. –  A federal grand jury has returned a 12-count indictment charging a Sycamore, Georgia, resident with bank fraud, money laundering and making false statements related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Monday, July 12, 2021
BOSTON – A Leicester woman and man were charged in a superseding indictment by a federal grand jury in Worcester in connection with their alleged involvement in a pandemic unemployment fraud scheme.
Monday, July 12, 2021
A Chicago felon who pretended to be a victim of the August 2020 derecho disaster in order to fraudulently obtain over $5,000 in FEMA disaster benefits was sentenced today to more than a year in federal prison.  Tavonte Donnell Stewart, age 23, from Chicago, Illinois, received the prison term after a March 9, 2021, guilty plea to one count of Derecho Benefits Fraud.
Monday, July 12, 2021
An Armstrong man who participated in a scheme to defraud the United States out of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) funds, and conspired to launder over $1.3 million in fraud proceeds, was sentenced yesterday to more than three years in federal prison.
Friday, July 9, 2021
SAN JOSE –A California man was arrested today on criminal charges related to his alleged scheming to submit fraudulent loan applications seeking millions of dollars in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) COVID-19 relief funds.
Friday, July 9, 2021
           Montgomery, Ala. –    Today, Acting United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart announced that two individuals have pleaded guilty to conspiring to unlawfully distribute a controlled substance. On July 8, 2021, Shayla Denise Moorer, 39, of Suwanee, Georgia entered her guilty plea. Last week, on June 30, 2021, Naaman Rashad Jackson, 33, from Montgomery, Alabama admitted his guilt in federal court.

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