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LOUISIANA News: Honduran Man, ELVIN FRANCISCO ALVAREZ-IZAGIRREZ Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (STL.News) – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ELVIN FRANCISCO ALVAREZ-IZAGIRREZ, age 37, a native of Honduras, was charged Thursday, March 14, 2019 in a one-count indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a). According to the indictment, ALVAREZ-IZAGIRREZ was previously … Continue reading LOUISIANA News: Honduran Man, ELVIN FRANCISCO ALVAREZ-IZAGIRREZ Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

Louisiana News: Mexican National, OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ Indicted For Illegal Re-Entry

NEW ORLEANS, La. (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced today that OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ, age 26, was charged Thursday, March 14, 2019 in a one-count indictment for illegal reentry of a removed alien in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a). According to the indictment, OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ (“HERNANDEZ”), reentered the United States after … Continue reading Louisiana News: Mexican National, OMAR ORTIZ-HERNANDEZ Indicted For Illegal Re-Entry

Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, TROYNELL COOKS Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

NEW ORLEANS, La. (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that yesterday TROYNELL COOKS, age 39, of New Orleans, pled guilty to bank robbery, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a). According to court documents, on October 29, 2018, COOKS entered the Hancock Bank located at 2421 St. Claude Avenue, New … Continue reading Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, TROYNELL COOKS Pleads Guilty To Bank Robbery

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: New Orleans Man, JAYVONNE JOHNSON Sentenced For Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride

NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JAYVONNE JOHNSON, age 49, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was sentenced on March 7, 2019 after having pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride. United States District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced JOHNSON to 120 months’ imprisonment … Continue reading Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, JAYVONNE JOHNSON Sentenced For Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride

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: New Orleans Man, ANDREA HARRISON Pleads Guilty To False Statements to H.U.D. Program

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – ANDREA HARRISON, age 57, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty Thursday, February 28, 2019 before Chief United States District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown to a one-count indictment for false statements in relation to programs under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced U.S. Attorney … Continue reading LOUISIANA News: New Orleans Man, ANDREA HARRISON Pleads Guilty To False Statements to H.U.D. Program

LOUISIANA News: Gretna Man, ALFRED HUMBLES Charged With Stalking

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ALFRED HUMBLES, age 48, was charged Thursday, February 28, 2019 in a one-count indictment with Stalking, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2261A(2)(B). According to the indictment, from November 2018 – January 28, 2019, HUMBLES sent harassing and intimidating texts … Continue reading LOUISIANA News: Gretna Man, ALFRED HUMBLES Charged With Stalking

Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, JOHN L. MURRAY Indicted For Hancock Whitney Bank Robbery

NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JOHN L. MURRAY, age 65, was charged Thursday, February 28, 2019 in a one-count indictment for bank robbery in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2113(a). According to the indictment, MURRAY robbed the Hancock Whitney Bank located in New Orleans, Louisiana on … Continue reading Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, JOHN L. MURRAY Indicted For Hancock Whitney Bank Robbery

LOUISIANA News: NEW ORLEANS, EGGY NAGELE, Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To Failing To Declare More Than $700,000 In Stolen Money On Tax Return. Admits To Stealing Over Five Million from New Orleans Law Firm and Real Estate Company

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced today that PEGGY NAGELE, age 65 of Thibodeaux, Louisiana pleaded guilty January 24, 2019 to a one count bill of information, charging her with violating Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206, making false statements on an income tax return. The bill of information, filed … Continue reading LOUISIANA News: NEW ORLEANS, EGGY NAGELE, Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty To Failing To Declare More Than $700,000 In Stolen Money On Tax Return. Admits To Stealing Over Five Million from New Orleans Law Firm and Real Estate Company

Louisiana News: NEW ORLEANS, Northshore Mortgage Broker Sentenced To Making False Statements to the Social Security Administration

NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JAMES BRIANT, age 68, a resident of Covington, Louisiana and mortgage broker and senior loan officer at Alpha Mortgage, LLC was sentenced Thursday, February 7, 2019 to three years probation for making false statements to the Social Security Administration (SSA) in order to obtain … Continue reading Louisiana News: NEW ORLEANS, Northshore Mortgage Broker Sentenced To Making False Statements to the Social Security Administration

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, Quintail Credit, Former officer at Richwood Correctional Center pleads guilty for role in conspiracy to cover up physical assault of five inmates

MONROE, La. – The Justice Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that Quintail Credit, a former officer at the Richwood Correctional Center, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday for his role in a conspiracy to cover up the physical assault of five inmates by officers. Credit, 26, of Winsboro, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to … Continue reading Louisiana News: MONROE, Quintail Credit, Former officer at Richwood Correctional Center pleads guilty for role in conspiracy to cover up physical assault of five inmates

Louisiana News: Metairie Man, PASCAL CALOGERO, III Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking of a 14-Year-Old Female

NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that PASCAL CALOGERO, III, age 59, a resident of Metairie, Louisiana, pleaded guilty yesterday before United States District Judge Sarah S. Vance to the one-count bill of information pending against CALOGERO, which charged him with conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, in violation … Continue reading Louisiana News: Metairie Man, PASCAL CALOGERO, III Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy to Commit Sex Trafficking of a 14-Year-Old Female

Louisiana News: Gary Man, Francisco Rivera Sentenced To 74 Months In Prison

For Distribution Of Cocaine and Possession Of A Firearm In Furtherance Of A Drug Trafficking Crime HAMMOND, La. – Francisco Rivera, 29, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced before District Court Judge Philip P. Simon on his plea to distribution of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime, announced U.S. Attorney … Continue reading Louisiana News: Gary Man, Francisco Rivera Sentenced To 74 Months In Prison

Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, JARED CASTELLAW Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to a Financial Institution

New Orlean, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that JARED CASTELLAW, age 34, of New Orleans, and a former employee of an undisclosed entity, ABC Homes, LLC, located in St. Bernard Parish, pled guilty on January 30, 2019 to a Bill of Information charging him with Making False Statements to a Financial Institution. … Continue reading Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, JARED CASTELLAW Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to a Financial Institution

Louisiana News: Laplace Woman, KENDRA GRAVES Charged with Stealing Federal Student Aid Funds and Identity Theft

Laplace,  La. – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that KENDRA GRAVES, age 31, was charged on January 31, 2019 in a two-count bill of information with theft of government funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641 and identity theft in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028(a)(7). According … Continue reading Louisiana News: Laplace Woman, KENDRA GRAVES Charged with Stealing Federal Student Aid Funds and Identity Theft

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: NEW ORLEANS, Restaurant and Owner Charged With Harboring and Employing Illegal Aliens

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that THAI THAI, LLC. d/b/a Sticky Rice Thai Cuisine and SOMPHON CHIWABANDIT, age 46, a native of Thailand, were charged Monday, January 28, 2019 in a two-count bill of information with harboring and unlawfully employing illegal aliens, in violation of Title 8, United States … Continue reading LOUISIANA News: NEW ORLEANS, Restaurant and Owner Charged With Harboring and Employing Illegal Aliens

The Need For Enhanced U.S. Border Security

Jan. 27, 2019 – Two recent articles published using information obtained from the Louisiana Attorney General, Jeff Landry and Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton that support President Trump‘s claim for the need of enhanced border security. We have published many press release articles from the Department of Justice that refer to convictions of illegal immigrants committing … Continue reading The Need For Enhanced U.S. Border Security

Louisiana News: Illegal Alien, Jose Juan Hernandez, Arrested in Louisiana for Child Exploitation

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry Renews Call for Border Security BATON ROUGE, LA – Jan. 27, 2019 – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry Thursday announced the arrest of an illegal alien living in Houma on numerous counts of Internet crimes against children. “Yet again, our office has arrested another illegal immigrant accused of exploiting children,” said … Continue reading Louisiana News: Illegal Alien, Jose Juan Hernandez, Arrested in Louisiana for Child Exploitation

New Orleans News: New Year’s Eve, 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl Will Impact Traffic, Transportation and Parking

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Events associated with New Year’s Eve and the 2019 Sugar Bowl will take place in New Orleans Saturday, December 29, 2018, through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. ASSOCIATED EVENTS ALLSTATE FAN FEST Sunday, Dec. 30, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. Jax Brewery parking lot, … Continue reading New Orleans News: New Year’s Eve, 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl Will Impact Traffic, Transportation and Parking

Louisiana News: Jefferson Man, DONALD TROSCLAIR Sentenced To 97 Months in Prison after Previously Pleading Guilty To Receipt of Child Pornography

NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that DONALD TROSCLAIR, age 57, a resident of Jefferson, Louisiana, was sentenced to 97 months in prison and 5 five years of supervised release after his term of imprisonment, by United States District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman after previously pleading guilty to receiving images and … Continue reading Louisiana News: Jefferson Man, DONALD TROSCLAIR Sentenced To 97 Months in Prison after Previously Pleading Guilty To Receipt of Child Pornography

LOUISIANA News: Westwego Man, MICHAEL KWAN Sentenced To 70 Months Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA –U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that MICHAEL KWAN, age 34, of Westwego, was sentenced Tuesday, December 18, 2018 to 70 months in prison. On March 20, 2018, KWAN pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and conspiring to launder his drug trafficking proceeds. According to court … Continue reading LOUISIANA News: Westwego Man, MICHAEL KWAN Sentenced To 70 Months Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

Louisiana News: HAMMOND, Eleazar Sosa Sentenced To Prison For Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin

HAMMOND, La. – Eleazar Sosa, 35, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Philip P. Simon after pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch. Sosa was sentenced to 70 months in prison. According to documents in the case, Sosa … Continue reading Louisiana News: HAMMOND, Eleazar Sosa Sentenced To Prison For Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin

LOUISIANA News: Mississippi Resident, JEFFREY M. DESALVO Sentenced For Unlawful Use Of Merchant Mariner Credentials

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JEFFREY M. DESALVO, age 35, a resident of Picayune, Mississippi, was sentenced Thursday, December 13, 2018 after previously pleading guilty to three counts of unlawful use of a merchant mariner license in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2197. U.S. District Judge Nanette Jolivette Brown sentenced DESALVO to serve … Continue reading LOUISIANA News: Mississippi Resident, JEFFREY M. DESALVO Sentenced For Unlawful Use Of Merchant Mariner Credentials

Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, RONALD VANTRESS, JR. Sentenced For Bank Robbery and Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property

NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that RONALD VANTRESS, JR., age 53, of New Orleans, was sentenced on Thursday, December 13, 2018, after pleading guilty to a three-count indictment charging bank robbery, interstate transportation of stolen property, and interstate transportation of a stolen motor vehicle. Chief United States District Judge Nanette … Continue reading Louisiana News: New Orleans Man, RONALD VANTRESS, JR. Sentenced For Bank Robbery and Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property

Louisiana News: Three felons plead guilty for possessing firearms

SHREVEPORT/ALEXANDRIA/LAKE CHARLES, La. – United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that three felons pleaded guilty last week for possession of firearms. Shreveport Felon Pleads Guilty to Possessing Semi-Automatic Pistol SHREVEPORT – Dennis Lee Richardson, 29, of Shreveport, pleaded guilty on December 11, 2018 before U.S. District Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count … Continue reading Louisiana News: Three felons plead guilty for possessing firearms

LOUISIANA News: Mexican Man, BENITO ORBE-SANTANA Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that BENITO ORBE-SANTANA, age 43, a native of Mexico, was charged Friday, December 14, 2018 in a one-count indictment with illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1326(a). According to the indictment, ORBE-SANTANA was previously removed … Continue reading LOUISIANA News: Mexican Man, BENITO ORBE-SANTANA Charged With Illegal Re-Entry

Louisiana News: Tickfaw Man, ZETRICK JONES Charged With Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses

NEW ORLEANS, La. – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ZETRICK JONES, age 34, of Tickfaw, Louisiana, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiring to distribute heroin and methamphetamine in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1), (b)(1)(C), and 846; one count of possessing with the intent to distribute … Continue reading Louisiana News: Tickfaw Man, ZETRICK JONES Charged With Drug Trafficking and Firearms Offenses