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Date: 08-09-2022

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United States of America v. Jasmine-Royshell Kanisha Black

Case Number: 2:20-cr-00201-GMN-BNW

Judge: Gloria M. Navarro

Court: United States District Court for the District of Nevada (Clark County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

Defendant's Attorney:

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Description: Las Vegas, Nevada criminal law lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

Jasmine-Royshell Kanisha Black (34) pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

According to court documents and admissions made in court, Black — who was employed as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier — assisted co-conspirator Vincent Okoye to fraudulently obtain unemployment insurance benefits from DETR and DES using other people’s personal identifying information — such as their names, dates of birth, and social security numbers — without their consent. Black used her position to help Okoye find either vacant residences or rarely-checked mailboxes to which fraudulently obtained debit cards could be sent. She then intercepted and delivered those cards to Okoye in person. In total, DETR and DES approved of at least $462,000 in benefits for these fraudulent claims submitted by Black and Okoye.

U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada, Special Agent in Charge Karon Ransom for the U.S. Secret Service, and Special Agent in Charge Glenn SanJose for the U.S. Postal Service-Office of Inspector General made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Postal Service-Office of Inspector General, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Fang is prosecuting the case.

18:1349 - Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud in Connection with Nationwide Emergency Benefits.
18:1040 - Fraud in Connection with Nationwide Emergency Benefits
18:1029(b)(2) - Conspiracy to Possess Counterfeit and Unauthorized Access Devies
18:1028A(a)(1) - Aggravated Identity Theft
18:1702 - Obstruction of Mail

Outcome: 08/09/2022 63 MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS - Change of Plea as to Jasmine-Royshell Kanisha Black held on 8/9/2022 before Judge Gloria M. Navarro. Crtrm Administrator: NEV; AUSA: Supriya Prasad for Jim Fang; Def Counsel: Damian Sheets, Esq.; Court Recorder: Araceli Bareng; Time of Hearing: 11:01 a.m. - 11:28 a.m.; Courtroom: 7D.

Defendant is present at liberty. The Court makes preliminary statements and hears representations from counsel. Defendant is sworn. The Court canvasses the defendant. Defendant pleads GUILTY to Count 1 of the 23 Superseding Indictment. The Court accepts the guilty plea. Plea Agreement filed. This matter is referred to the probation department for investigation and report. Trial setting as to this defendant is vacated. Defendant is continued on present terms of release.

Sentencing and disposition set for 11/2/2022 at 10:00 AM in LV Courtroom 7D before Judge Gloria M. Navarro.

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08/09/2022 64 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Jasmine-Royshell Kanisha Black. (JQC) (Entered: 08/09/2022)

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