John Bales

U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas John M. Bales announced Tuesday, Sept. 6, that a now former Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputy has pleaded guilty to being part of a scheme to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in ill-gotten HUD housing proceeds in Jefferson County.

Tuesday, 47-year-old Chad Hogan pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin for his role in the crime.

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News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office:

A 38-year-old federal inmate has been indicted for escaping from a Federal Correctional Complex in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales May 4.

James Ortega, of McKinney, Texas, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Apr. 6, 2016, and charged with escaping from federal custody. Ortega made an initial appearance and was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Zachary J. Hawthorn on May 3, 2016.

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Seven East Texans have been indicted on federal charges involving conspiracy to commit an offense and to defraud the U.S. government and theft of government property or money in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales and Colonel Brandon Grubbs, Red River Army Depot Installation Commander announced in a Wednesday, Oct. 1 press release.

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U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced the hiring of Matt Quinn as the Attorney in Charge of the Beaumont office of the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.

Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) Matt Quinn joined the Beaumont office this week where he will oversee the daily operations of the office which includes a staff of 36 federal prosecutors, support, and administrative personnel.

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