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Southern District of New York
Joined July 2012
Akayed Ullah sentenced to life in prison for bombing New York City subway station in 2017 on behalf of ISIS go.usa.gov/xHXDE @NewYorkFBI
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Fintech CEO pleads guilty to multiple fraud schemes, including $7 million COVID-19 pandemic loan fraud and securities fraud go.usa.gov/xH8TJ
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Leaders of extremist Jewish sect Lev Tahor charged with participating in scheme to kidnap 14-year-old girl for sexual relationship with adult ‘husband’ go.usa.gov/xHKhy
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Disbarred attorney sentenced to 51 months in prison for stealing 9/11 victim compensation funds go.usa.gov/xHK7C
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USA Strauss: Gustavo Vila stole money awarded by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to his client, an NYPD officer and 9/11 first responder, and lied to him about it. Now Gustavo Vila has been sentenced to prison for his betrayal.
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Manhattan construction business operator sentenced to 19 months in prison for tax fraud go.usa.gov/xHWXW @IRS_CI
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New York City man arrested for carrying out hoax bomb threat at Manhattan restaurant go.usa.gov/xHDY4
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Second managing partner of investment advisory firm pleads guilty to defrauding clients and investors in over $100 million Ponzi-like fraud scheme go.usa.gov/xHbtF
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Connecticut Army National Guard soldier and Rikers correction officer charged with defrauding the US Department of Veterans affairs and the NYC Department of Correction go.usa.gov/xHbew
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Former Bridgeport police chief sentenced to prison for scheme to rig city’s police chief search go.usa.gov/xHTJ5
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USA Strauss: Today’s sentence sends a strong message that public officials will be held accountable when they corruptly put their own self-interest above their duties to faithfully serve their citizens
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President of New York-based company arrested for conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran go.usa.gov/xHr2h
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Queens man charged for defrauding government rental assistance programs by renting out dilapidated apartments he did not own to families in need go.usa.gov/xHrg5
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USA Strauss: As alleged, Paul Fishbein not only took advantage of New Yorkers in need, he also defrauded city and federal government programs designed to help those very people
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New York City man and Alabama woman charged with attempting and conspiring to provide material support to ISIS go.usa.gov/xHcXV @NewYorkFBI @NYPDnews
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Former CEO of Melrose Credit Union convicted of bribery schemes in Manhattan federal court go.usa.gov/xH3yY @NewYorkFBI
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Former Honduran congressman Tony Hernández sentenced to life in prison and ordered to forfeit $138.5 million for distributing 185 tons of cocaine and related firearms & false statements offenses go.usa.gov/xHq94
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USA Strauss: Hernández bribed law enforcement officials to protect drug shipments, arranged for heavily armed security for cocaine shipments, and brokered large bribes from major traffickers to powerful political figures – including the former and current presidents of Honduras
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