David C. Joseph

Louisiana News: ALEXANDRIA, Nathan Burl Cain II, Former Avoyelles Correctional Center warden pleads guilty fraud charges

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that the former warden of the Avoyelles Correctional Center in Cottonport, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell for his scheme to steal more than $150,000 in taxpayer money for his personal benefit. Nathan Burl Cain II, 51, of Moreauville, Louisiana, … Continue reading Louisiana News: ALEXANDRIA, Nathan Burl Cain II, Former Avoyelles Correctional Center warden pleads guilty fraud charges

Louisiana News: SHREVEPORT, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Louisiana takes part in largest-ever nationwide elder fraud sweep

SHREVEPORT, La. – Attorney General William P. Barr and U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced today the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, surpassing last year’s nationwide sweep. The cases during this sweep involved more than 260 defendants from around the globe who victimized more than 2 million Americans, most of them … Continue reading Louisiana News: SHREVEPORT, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Louisiana takes part in largest-ever nationwide elder fraud sweep

Louisiana News: Shreveport man, Carlos A. Spann found guilty for role in check fraud scheme that resulted in nearly $200,000 stolen

SHREVEPORT, La. – A federal jury found Carlos A. Spann guilty Thursday night for his role in a fraudulent check scheme resulting in the theft of nearly $200,000, U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced. The jury deliberated for approximately one hour before finding Spann guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit bank and wire … Continue reading Louisiana News: Shreveport man, Carlos A. Spann found guilty for role in check fraud scheme that resulted in nearly $200,000 stolen

Louisiana News: MONROE, Roderick Douglas, Former Richwood correctional supervisor pleads guilty to role in physical assault of inmates

MONROE, La. – The Justice Department and U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced that Roderick Douglas, a former supervisor at the Richwood Correctional Center, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to violate the civil rights of five inmates. Douglas, 38, of Monroe, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to conspiring with five … Continue reading Louisiana News: MONROE, Roderick Douglas, Former Richwood correctional supervisor pleads guilty to role in physical assault of inmates

Louisiana News: Abbeville Man, Jabori Huntsberry Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Marijuana Shipping Scheme

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that an Abbeville man was sentenced last week to 63 months in prison for accepting marijuana packages from California. Jabori Huntsberry, 36, of Abbeville, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute … Continue reading Louisiana News: Abbeville Man, Jabori Huntsberry Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison for Marijuana Shipping Scheme

Louisiana News: SHREVEPORT, Business Owners Indicted for Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS and Filing False Tax Returns

SHREVEPORT, La. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging a Shreveport husband and wife with conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and multiple counts of filing false tax returns, announced United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana David C. Joseph and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. … Continue reading Louisiana News: SHREVEPORT, Business Owners Indicted for Conspiracy to Defraud the IRS and Filing False Tax Returns

Louisiana News: Honduran National, Will Avila Pleads Guilty

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that a man from Honduras pleaded guilty to making false statements after trying to obtain a Louisiana driver’s license illegally. Will Avila, 36, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee. D. Drell to one count of making a false statement. According to the guilty … Continue reading Louisiana News: Honduran National, Will Avila Pleads Guilty

Louisiana News: Shreveport man, Dianglo Shawntale Mahoney pleads guilty to stealing $27,000 in Social Security benefits meant for his children

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Shreveport man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing at least $27,000 of his children’s Social Security benefits. Dianglo Shawntale Mahoney, 51, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count of theft of government property. According to the … Continue reading Louisiana News: Shreveport man, Dianglo Shawntale Mahoney pleads guilty to stealing $27,000 in Social Security benefits meant for his children

Louisiana News: Deridder man, Edward Lee Daughenbaugh sentenced to 10 years in prison for second conviction of child pornography

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a DeRidder man was sentenced last week to 120 months in prison for possessing child pornography after previously being convicted of that same crime. Edward Lee Daughenbaugh, 51, of DeRidder, Louisiana, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count … Continue reading Louisiana News: Deridder man, Edward Lee Daughenbaugh sentenced to 10 years in prison for second conviction of child pornography

Louisiana News: LAFAYETTE, Codi Dodge, Former St. Martinville deputy chief found guilty of excessive force, obstruction and conspiracy

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that the former St. Martinville, Louisiana, Police Department (SMPD) Deputy Chief of Investigations, Codi Dodge, 35, was found guilty today in the Western District of Louisiana of four felony counts, including a civil rights violation for using excessive force against an arrestee, and three counts … Continue reading Louisiana News: LAFAYETTE, Codi Dodge, Former St. Martinville deputy chief found guilty of excessive force, obstruction and conspiracy

Louisiana News: Ball felon, Terrence Taylor pleads guilty to possessing revolver

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Ball felon pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegally possessing a revolver and ammunition. Terrence Taylor, 38, of Ball, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the guilty … Continue reading Louisiana News: Ball felon, Terrence Taylor pleads guilty to possessing revolver

Louisiana News: LAKE CHARLES, U.S. Attorney David Joseph implements November 6th Election Day program to prevent fraud and protect voting rights

SHREVEPORT, LAFAYETTE, MONROE, ALEXANDRIA, LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that First Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook and Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen King will lead his office’s Election Day monitoring as part of a greater Department of Justice program to monitor voting rights abuses and election fraud across … Continue reading Louisiana News: LAKE CHARLES, U.S. Attorney David Joseph implements November 6th Election Day program to prevent fraud and protect voting rights

Louisiana News: U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph and DEA announce 16th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Opportunity for the Public to Dispose of Unused Prescription Drugs SHREVEPORT, LAFAYETTE, MONROE, ALEXANDRIA, LAKE CHARLES, La. – Mark your calendars for the annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to be held on Saturday, October 27, at various locations throughout Shreveport, Lafayette, Monroe, Alexandria and Lake Charles. “Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an … Continue reading Louisiana News: U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph and DEA announce 16th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Louisiana News: Shreveport felon, Lafayette felon, Roderick Charles Scott plead guilty to possessing firearms

SHREVEPORT/ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Shreveport felon and a Lafayette felon pleaded guilty to possessing firearms in two separate cases. Shreveport felon pleads guilty to possessing revolver Roderick Charles Scott, 43, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty October 10, 2018 before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one … Continue reading Louisiana News: Shreveport felon, Lafayette felon, Roderick Charles Scott plead guilty to possessing firearms

Louisiana News: Broussard woman, Derlena Carrier sentenced to 2 years for stealing nearly $275,000 from bank customer accounts

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Broussard woman was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months in prison for embezzling almost $275,000 from bank customers. Derlena Carrier, 59, of Broussard, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. on one count of theft, embezzlement or misapplication by a … Continue reading Louisiana News: Broussard woman, Derlena Carrier sentenced to 2 years for stealing nearly $275,000 from bank customer accounts

Louisiana News: Crowley man, Kenneth Poullard pleads guilty to possessing child pornography on electronic devices

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Crowley man pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing sexually explicit images of juveniles. Kenneth Poullard, 43, of Crowley, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count of possessing child pornography. According to the guilty plea, law enforcement agents … Continue reading Louisiana News: Crowley man, Kenneth Poullard pleads guilty to possessing child pornography on electronic devices

Louisiana News: Illegal alien, Paul Armenta-Bojorquez living in Abbeville sentenced to 90 months in prison for possessing child pornography

LAFAYETTE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that an illegal alien from Mexico was sentenced Wednesday to seven years and six months in prison for using his phone and an online account to acquire and possess child pornography. Paul Armenta-Bojorquez, 34, of Sinaloa, Mexico, but who resided in Abbeville, Louisiana, was sentenced … Continue reading Louisiana News: Illegal alien, Paul Armenta-Bojorquez living in Abbeville sentenced to 90 months in prison for possessing child pornography

Louisiana News: Mexican national, Felix Manuel Juarez-Peralta pleads guilty to transporting 9 illegal aliens in Calcasieu Parish

LAKE CHARLES, La.. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Mexican national pleaded guilty last week to transporting nine illegal aliens in Calcasieu Parish. Felix Manuel Juarez-Peralta, 28, of Mexico, pleaded guilty Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of illegal alien transportation. According to the guilty plea, law enforcement … Continue reading Louisiana News: Mexican national, Felix Manuel Juarez-Peralta pleads guilty to transporting 9 illegal aliens in Calcasieu Parish

Louisiana News: Texas man, Donnie Vance Grabener sentenced to 10 years in prison for role in Shreveport/Bossier City methamphetamine distribution conspiracy

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Haughton man was sentenced Tuesday to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm. Donnie Vance Grabener, 64, of Waskom, Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine … Continue reading Louisiana News: Texas man, Donnie Vance Grabener sentenced to 10 years in prison for role in Shreveport/Bossier City methamphetamine distribution conspiracy

Louisiana News: MONROE, Three Nigerian nationals living in Grambling and Texas plead guilty to roles in marriage fraud scheme

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that three Nigerian nationals living in Grambling and Texas have pleaded guilty Monday to roles in a scheme aimed at obtaining permanent residency illegally. Adebisi Philip Bode Adejumo, 34, a Grambling, Louisiana, resident and Nigerian citizen; Godspower Raphael Sobaeh, 31, a Fort Worth, Texas, resident … Continue reading Louisiana News: MONROE, Three Nigerian nationals living in Grambling and Texas plead guilty to roles in marriage fraud scheme

Louisiana News: Lafayette man, Sohail Rana sentenced for making threats to office of U.S. representative Clay Higgins

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Lafayette man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for making threats through interstate communications to the Lafayette office of U.S. Representative Clay Higgins. Sohail Rana, 50, of Lafayette, Louisiana, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell, who also ordered … Continue reading Louisiana News: Lafayette man, Sohail Rana sentenced for making threats to office of U.S. representative Clay Higgins

Louisiana News: Florida man, Kavin Grandison pleads guilty to trafficking cocaine in Calcasieu Parish

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Florida man pleaded guilty this week to trafficking nearly 10 kilograms of cocaine. Kavin Grandison, 46, of Pensacola, Florida, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The plea … Continue reading Louisiana News: Florida man, Kavin Grandison pleads guilty to trafficking cocaine in Calcasieu Parish

Louisiana News: United States Attorney recounts efforts to combat crime on Project Safe Neighborhoods anniversary

SHREVEPORT/LAFAYETTE/ALEXANDRIA/LAKE CHARLES/MONROE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that after a year of increased firearm and violent crime prosecutions, that there has been a substantial reduction in violent crime throughout the Western District of Louisiana. One year ago the Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods … Continue reading Louisiana News: United States Attorney recounts efforts to combat crime on Project Safe Neighborhoods anniversary

Louisiana News: LAKE CHARLES, Former Cameron company office manager, Belinda Miltenberger sentenced to 1 year in prison for stealing more than $91,000

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a former office manager of a Cameron company was sentenced Monday to 12 months and one day in prison for stealing more than $91,000 from her employer. Belinda Miltenberger, 47, of Cameron, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on … Continue reading Louisiana News: LAKE CHARLES, Former Cameron company office manager, Belinda Miltenberger sentenced to 1 year in prison for stealing more than $91,000

Louisiana News: Illegal alien, Medardo Zuniga from Honduras sentenced for possessing pistol after West Monroe arrest

MONROE, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that an illegal alien from Honduras was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for illegally possessing a pistol in West Monroe. Medardo Zuniga, 36, of Honduras, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty on one count of possession of a firearm by … Continue reading Louisiana News: Illegal alien, Medardo Zuniga from Honduras sentenced for possessing pistol after West Monroe arrest

Louisiana News: LAKE CHARLES, Beauregard Parish men sentenced for roles in Dequincy bank robbery

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that two men from Singer were sentenced Monday for robbing a DeQuincy bank of nearly $16,000. Gordon Scott Cooper, 56, of Singer Louisiana, was sentenced to 84 months in prison and Chad Allen Cooper, 39, also of Singer, was sentenced to 48 months in … Continue reading Louisiana News: LAKE CHARLES, Beauregard Parish men sentenced for roles in Dequincy bank robbery

Louisiana News: Lake Charles felon, Mark Washington sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing sawed-off shotgun, drugs

LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Lake Charles man previously convicted of a felony was sentenced Monday to 120 months in prison for possessing a sawed-off shotgun in addition to other firearms and trafficking drugs. Mark Washington, 46, of Lake Charles, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert … Continue reading Louisiana News: Lake Charles felon, Mark Washington sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing sawed-off shotgun, drugs

Louisiana News: Pineville man, Corey Brossette sentenced to five years in prison for accessing child pornography online

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that a man from Pineville was sentenced to 60 months in prison for accessing child pornography online. Corey Brossette, 24, of Pineville, Louisiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of access with intent to view child pornography. He … Continue reading Louisiana News: Pineville man, Corey Brossette sentenced to five years in prison for accessing child pornography online

Louisiana News: SHREVEPORT, Three illegal aliens sentenced for re-entering the United States after previous deportations

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that three illegal aliens from Guatemala were sentenced Tuesday for re-entering the United States after having been previously removed. Denis Izara-Rivera, 25; Margarito Hernandez-Izara, 27; and Marvin Lopez-Lopez, 25; all of Guatemala, were sentenced to time served by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on … Continue reading Louisiana News: SHREVEPORT, Three illegal aliens sentenced for re-entering the United States after previous deportations

Louisiana News: Shreveport man, Tyler B. Jilg pleads guilty to using counterfeit $100 bills to buy car

SHREVEPORT, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Shreveport man pleaded guilty Tuesday to using counterfeit cash to buy a car. Tyler B. Jilg, 33, of Shreveport, Louisiana, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark L. Hornsby to one count of passing or uttering counterfeit obligations or securities. The plea will … Continue reading Louisiana News: Shreveport man, Tyler B. Jilg pleads guilty to using counterfeit $100 bills to buy car