Recent News About U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: Gulf Coast Health Care Fraud Law Enforcement Action Results in Charges Against 34 Individuals
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division announced an expansive health care fraud enforcement operation across the Gulf Coast, involving charges against a total of 11 individuals across four federal districts for their alleged involvement in various schemes to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE and to obtain oxycodone and other controlled substances by fraud.
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: Federal Law Enforcement Action Involving Fraudulent Genetic Testing Results in Charges Against 35 Individuals Responsible for Over $2.1 Billion in Losses in One of the Largest Health Care Fraud Schemes Ever Charged
A federal law enforcement action involving fraudulent genetic cancer testing has resulted in charges in five federal districts against 35 defendants associated with dozens of telemedicine companies and cancer genetic testing laboratories (CGx) for their alleged participation in one of the largest health care fraud schemes ever charged.
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: New Orleans Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty To Failing to Declare More Than $695,000 in Income on Tax Return
U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that QUINCY E. IRVIN, age 41 of New Orleans, Louisiana pled guilty on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 to a one count Bill of Information for making false statements on an income tax return in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7206.
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: French National Indicted For Six Million Dollar Bank Fraud Scheme and for Lying In an Application for U. S. Government Insured Loans
U.S. Attorney Peter Strasser announced that GILES CASSE (“CASSE”), age 49, was charged on July 25, 2019 by a Grand Jury sitting in the Eastern District of Louisiana in a four-count indictment with violating Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344, Bank Fraud and Title 18, United States Code, Section 1014, False Statements to obtain a government insured loan.
NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans attorney Gregory Joseph St. Angelo, former general counsel at a failed First NBC Bank who pleaded guilty earlier this month to a bank fraud charge, was indefinitely suspended following a Louisiana Supreme Court order.
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: Justice Department and Dillard University Agree To Renewal and Extension of Settlement Agreement
The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced the renewal and extension of a settlement agreement with Dillard University, a Historically Black College and University in New Orleans, Louisiana, under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser recognized the service and sacrifice of federal, state, and local police officers on the occasion of National Police Week, which is being observed Sunday, May 12 to Saturday, May 18, 2019.
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: Justice Department and Louisiana Supreme Court Reach Agreement to Provide Language Assistance for Individuals Not Proficient In English
The Department of Justice has reached an agreement with the Louisiana Supreme Court (LSC) that recognizes the LSC’s commitment to work with the Louisiana Judiciary to phase-in a language access program that will provide oral and written language assistance services at no cost to limited English proficient (LEP) individuals in all state court proceedings and operations.
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF LOUISIANA: Two Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputies Plead Guilty for their Roles in Kickback and Bribery Scheme Involving Contract for Privatization of Work Release Program in St. Tammany Parish
U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that DAVID HANSON, age 61, from Abita Springs, Louisiana, and CLIFFORD “SKIP” KEEN.
Split Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board recommends disbarment for former Assistant U.S. Attorney
NEW ORLEANS — Harahan attorney and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Salvador Perricone faces possible disbarment following a split July 17 Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board (LADB) recommendation regarding allegedly inappropriate anonymous postings made over a five-year period on a local newspaper's website.
NEW ORLEANS – President Donald Trump recently nominated New Orleans attorney Peter Strasser as his choice for U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana