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Date: 09-19-2021

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United States of America v. Kristen Canapary

Case Number: 2:20-cr-00203-TLN-1

Judge: Troy L. Nunley

Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (Sacramento County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

Defendant's Attorney:

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Description: Sacramento, CA: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with making false statements in an application for FEMA benefits in connection with the 2018 Paradise Camp Fire.

Kristen Canapary, age 53, of Butte County was indicted for making false statements on a FEMA disaster benefits application.

FEMA provided disaster benefits to certain qualified individuals whose primary residence was damaged or destroyed in the Camp Fire. Canapary filed a claim for FEMA disaster benefits falsely listing a rental home she formerly lived in as her primary residence at the time of the fire in November 2018. According to the property owner, Canapary vacated the home earlier in the year, and the home had remained vacant while undergoing renovations. As a result of Canapary’s claim that her primary residence was damaged by the Camp Fire, she was given money for rental assistance and the replacement of essential personal property purportedly destroyed with her home. She was also provided with approximately 13 months of temporary FEMA housing.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Shelley D. Weger is prosecuting the case.


Outcome: 09/16/2021 24 MINUTES (Text Only) for proceedings held before District Judge Troy L. Nunley: CHANGE of PLEA HEARING as to Kristen Canapary held on 9/16/2021. Kristen Canapary (1) entered a GUILTY PLEA to Count 1 of the Indictment. The matter was REFERRED to Probation for the preparation of a Presentence Report. Judgment and Sentencing set for 12/16/2021 at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 2 (TLN) before District Judge Troy L. Nunley. Government Counsel: Shelley Weger Present. Defense Counsel: Tim Zindel Present. Custody Status: Present/Out of Custody. Court Reporter: Tiphanne Crowe. (Krueger, M) (Entered: 09/16/2021)
09/16/2021 25 SCHEDULE of DISCLOSURE for PSR as to Kristen Canapary. Plea Date: *09/16/2021* Sentencing Date: *12/16/2021* Reply Date: *12/09/2021*** Correction Date: *12/02/2021* Report Date: *11/24/2021* Objection Date: *11/18/2021* Proposed Date: *11/04/2021* Copies: *AUSA - Defense Counsel - USPO* (Krueger, M) (Entered: 09/16/2021)
09/16/2021 26 MINUTE ORDER as to Kristen Canapary issued by Courtroom Deputy M. Krueger for District Judge Troy L. Nunley on 9/16/2021: If any party wishes to file a sentencing memorandum in advance of imposition of judgment and sentencing, said memorandum shall be filed on or before 5:00 PM, seven (7) calendar days in advance of the date set for judgment and sentencing. Any response thereto shall be filed on or before 3:00 PM, (3) calendar days in advance of the date set for judgment and sentencing. The parties are cautioned that if any sentencing memoranda is filed late, the judgment and sentencing date may be vacated and the matter continued. (TEXT ONLY ENTRY) (Krueger, M) (Entered: 09/16/2021)
09/16/2021 27 PLEA AGREEMENT as to Kristen Canapary. Attorney Weger, Shelley D. added. (Weger, Shelley) Modified on 9/17/2021 (Kastilahn, A). (Entered: 09/16/2021)

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