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Investigative Press Releases

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CESAR LOPEZ-MATA (LOPEZ-MATA), age 27, a citizen of Guatemala, was charged on December 20, 2021 in federal court in a one-count Bill of Information with misuse of a Social Security Number. 
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that YADA CLARK (“CLARK”), age 62, of New Orleans, Louisiana was charged by Bill of Information filed on December 16, 2021, for Theft of Federal Funds.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
BOSTON – The former Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department was convicted by a federal jury today in connection with lying to federal authorities about his affiliation with People’s Republic of China’s Thousand Talents Program and the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in Wuhan, China, as well as failing to report income he received from WUT.
Monday, December 20, 2021
          LOS ANGELES – A college football player was taken into custody this morning on federal charges alleging he orchestrated a scheme that fraudulently sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in COVID-related unemployment benefits.           Abdul-Malik McClain, 22, who currently attends school in Jackson, Mississippi, surrendered to federal law enforcement this morning in Los Angeles before being arraigned this afternoon in United States District Court.
Monday, December 20, 2021
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Today Jessica D. Aber, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, announced an update on the Eastern District of Virginia’s criminal and civil enforcement efforts to combat COVID-19 related fraud, including schemes targeting the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs.
Monday, December 20, 2021
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida announced the sentencing of Jeremie Saintvil, 46, of Delray Beach, Florida. Saintvil was sentenced to a total of 17 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Further, Saintvil was ordered to pay $1,560,628.38 in restitution to several banks, credit unions, and credit card companies, and to the United States Small Business Administration (SBA).
Monday, December 20, 2021
Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, announced that LINDIM ASIPI, 44, of Waterbury, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of wire fraud related to his theft of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) funds.
Monday, December 20, 2021
Greenbelt, Maryland – Oluwaseyi Akinyemi, a/k/a “Paddy Linkin”, a/k/a “Joseph Kadin”, age 35, of Hyattsville, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to two counts of mail fraud relating to a social media advanced fee fraud scheme that targeted elderly victims.
Monday, December 20, 2021
LEXINGTON, Ky.— A Mt. Sterling, Ky., man, Timothy Douglas Snedegar, 65, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison on Monday, by U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell, after previously pleading guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud related to his participation in a scheme to defraud a private crop insurance company.
Monday, December 20, 2021
Assistant U. S. Attorney Stephen H. Wong (619) 546-9464 NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – December 20, 2021 SAN DIEGO – Nyika Gomez, a San Diego resident and former contract employee with the California Employment Development Department (EDD), was sentenced in federal court to 25 months in prison and ordered to pay $93,248 dollars in restitution in connection with a scheme to submit fraudulent pandemic unemployment insurance claims for California state prisoners.

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