US DOJ Press Release - January 25, 2005
Marcos Daniel Jiménez, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida; and Kenneth M. Donohue, Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General, announced today the arrests of seven (7) defendants on federal housing fraud charges and the unsealing of the Indictments charging each of the defendants.
Arrested today were defendants, Amy Willis, Missia Lee, Ronald Amira, Rhonda Sims, Sandra Love, Kandis Roberts, and Lakeisha Veargis. The defendants are separately charged in Indictments pending in the Southern District of Florida, in Miami, Florida, with multiple counts of theft of federal subsidized housing funds and providing false statements to the government, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641, and Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, respectively. These cases are part of a nationwide effort to combat fraud and corruption in the federal Section 8 subsidized housing program. Collectively, the defendants, all participants in the Section 8 subsidized housing program, are alleged to have defrauded HUD of over $139,000 in Section 8 housing subsidy payments.
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