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A former officer at a Pikeville bank has been found guilty of conspiring to have fraudulent loans issued that cost the bank nearly $250,000. A federal-court jury in Pikeville convicted Brent M. Lee, 41, on nine charges, including conspiracy, aiding bank fraud and misapplication of bank funds by an employee, ...
Bradley Harris, 36, of Frisco, was accused last year in a federal indictment of operating a $60 million health care fraud scheme with his wife and 14 others, including five doctors and five nurses. The scheme paid kickbacks to doctors and assisted-living facilities and made medical decisions that were "often ...

A 24-year-old trader who considered himself "invincible" according to federal investigators has become the first target of a criminal fraud prosecution involving ... Joseph Kim, whose bio lists him as a 2016 graduate of University of Chicago, is charged with fraud against Consolidated Trading LLC. Kim made ...
(CNN) -- A California man pleaded guilty to identity fraud in a second case unsealed Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation into ... In a statement to the press on Friday, Pinedo's attorney admitted Pinedo's guilt in the fraudulent online banking scheme, but said he did not know he was ...
Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has told a federal judge it has found evidence that Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, committed bank fraud not addressed by the indictment last October in which he was charged with money laundering and failure to register as a foreign agent.
A man who posed as an attorney and illegally acted as a foreclosure agent has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison. Dennis Joseph Giacopetti, also known as Dennis Jacopetti, pleaded no contest in January to forgery, grand theft and filing false documents. He also admitted to an enhancement for ...

Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler says $59 million in potential fraud has been blocked. "What we're doing is intensively screening all the tax returns we get to see if there are any signs that there might be identity theft or a fraudulent return," Chandler explained, "and if there is a sign of that, what we do is ...
At the heart of the Russian fraud is an essential, embarrassing insight into American life: large numbers of Americans are ill-equipped to assess the credibility of the things they read. The willingness to believe purported news stories, often riddled with typos or coming from unfamiliar outlets, is a liability of ...
A jury convicted two capital Region men of defrauding investors and lenders in a "complex quid pro quo scheme," the state Attorney General's Office said Thursday. After a two-week trial in Albany County Court that included testimony from more than 30 witnesses and the admission of thousands of ...
Bighorn to the big house; rotten apple; in Dutch; and other highlights of recent tax cases. San Dimas, Calif.: Preparer Ismael Michael Padilla, 41, has pleaded guilty to engaging in a scheme to defraud the IRS of millions of dollars through the submission of fraudulent income tax returns. Padilla, who ...
Having reached the conclusion that a fraudulent transfer had taken place, Hammond on Feb. 9 entered judgment. (See here.) "The Transfer, as avoided hereby, is of no force and effect, and Plaintiffs shall recover the Assets for the benefit of the bankruptcy estate, including all rights, title and interest the ...
Diamond trade wasn't 47-year-old billionaire Nirav Modi's primary career choice. He wanted to become a music conductor as a young man, and going by the recently made allegations (pdf) regarding his involvement in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, it looks like he made at least some bankers ...
BENTON -- According to documents, Ryan Thorpe, the former treasurer of Zeigler who is accused of wire fraud and embezzlement after allegedly stealing money from the city, was scheduled to enter a plea of guilty Thursday in federal court, but instead the court kicked the can down the road to March 1.
Raphael Sanchez, 44, resigned Monday, the same day prosecutors filed charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. He entered his pleas Thursday at U.S. District Court in Seattle, acknowledging to the U.S. Magistrate Judge John L. Weinberg that his victims were vulnerable due to their immigration ...
House lawmakers on Thursday scolded veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin for a trip he and his wife took to Europe last year that cost taxpayers more than $120,000, after a scathing watchdog report said taxpayers should not have paid for what was mostly vacation time. The VA's Office of Inspector ...
Once a rising star in the legal community -- and the first female Filipino-American elected judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County -- O'Brien was convicted Thursday of bank fraud and mail fraud affecting a financial institution. Federal Prosecutors say she pocketed $325,000 as she lied to lenders amid a ...
But, as Vanderveen said in his initial email to NPR: "The act of fraud that the journalists presented (in the different story versions) as Toby Groves' 'first bad act ... Vanderveen goes so far as to say, "The journalists told us a fraudulent story about fraud, doing a bad thing themselves while trying to demonstrate ...

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., -- A jury on Thursday found former Pilot Flying J employees Mark Hazelwood and Heather Jones guilty of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Former employees Scott Wombold and Karen Mann were found not guilty of conspiracy. The jury found Wombold guilty on a single ...
Punjab National Bank said earlier on Thursday that some of its employees had helped perform "unauthorized and fraudulent transactions" for some customers. It did not mention Modi by name. The employees are under investigation, CEO Sunil Mehta said at a press conference. The bank had named Modi ...
PEORIA, Ill - The Peoria County Sheriff's department is sending out a warning about a call that includes some fraudulent information. A company might call your phone claiming to work for the county jail, they then tell you that you have a warrant for your arrest and if you don't pay them immediately, you will ...
Organizations are being forced to deal with an increased threat to their operations from fraudulent instruction scams, according to specialist insurer Beazley. According to the insurer, fraudulent instruction incidents reported to Beazley Breach Response Services quadrupled in 2017, with policyholders ...
If you haven't been following the trial of gun Trace Task Force officers, then extensive overtime fraud is just the tip of the iceberg. ... So, trying to address fraudulent overtime claims with a biometric system to track officers' time at work is barely skimming the surface when it comes to regaining the public's trust ...
PINELLAS PARK (FOX 13) - The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a case of debit card fraud. Two suspects are wanted in connection with the use of a woman's debit card at multiple WaWa stores in Pinellas County. Investigators said the woman never lost her debit card. They believe the ...
My company, Riskified, provides e-commerce fraud protection by using machine learning to analyze billions of orders across thousands of merchants. Using that data, we can track good orders and charge-backs to their source to see where the fraud originates. Let's start with the good news -- nearly every ...
The police recommended on Sunday to charge Labor and Social Affairs Minister Haim Katz with breach of trust and fraud in connection with actions pertaining to the Israel Aircraft Industries. After completing a months-long investigation, police have recommended charges be brought not only against Katz, ...
Closing arguments are set to start Monday afternoon in the fraud trial of Pilot Flying J's former president and three former sales team employees. After more than three months of testimony, it's a sign the trial is close to ending. Arguments by government prosecutors and lawyers for the four defendants will ...
Former Pilot Flying J Vice President of Direct Sales Scott Wombold, right, leaves federal court after being arraigned on charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud. Seven other Pilot employees also were named in the 14-count indictment. (Photo: Michael Patrick / News Sentinel).
An Illinois man is facing charges after he was accused of operating an unemployment benefits fraud and identify theft scheme, the Department of Justice said. Richard Lach, 31, of Richton Park, Illinois, was charged with six counts of wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft. The charges ...
In the first nine months of 2016, 237,750 individuals claimed they were the victim of a fraudulent filing. ... file a report with the local police department, because if an individual's personal information is out there and future crimes are committed, it could prove helpful in trying to "unwind the impact of the fraud.
Christopher F. Venti says he was simply trying to help his family and, along the way, made a very big mistake. A mistake that resulted in three separate fraudulent investment schemes and a $7.7 million loss to the victims, here and across the world, who trusted the former Hamburg man. Venti, 49, now a ...
And, she said, she made sure he got weekly copies of "trip reports" by his sales executive subordinates -- reports Federal Prosecutors Trey Hamilton and David Lewen say contained incriminating statements about the massive fraud scheme being carried out at the nation's largest diesel fuel retailer.
NEW YORK - A reputed Philadelphia mob boss who reinvented himself as a restaurateur relapsed into a life of crime by orchestrating a health care fraud that made a fortune for an East Coast crime syndicate, a prosecutor said Tuesday in opening arguments at his federal trial. Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino ...
App-install fraud alone is estimated to have cost mobile marketers around $2 billion last year, and while it's difficult to pin down exactly how much mobile ad fraud is happening across the entire ecosystem, upward of 40% of mobile app inventory is fraudulent (marketing science), and nearly a quarter of ...
The Texas-based firm AriseBank, together with its co-founders Jared Rice Sr. and Stanley Ford, is being charged by the U.S. financial watchdog for alleged fraud and issuing unregistered securities during its recent initial coin offering (ICO), according to the latest court filing. Submitted to the Northern district ...
Miami police officer charged with being part of fraud scheme that falsely promised investors high returns on loans for property buyers in Costa Rica. ... The Miami U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release Tuesday that 41-year-old Officer Dermis Hernandez is charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Oh, and bitcoin's untethered nature also makes it highly susceptible to market manipulation. Back in 2013 fraudulent activities by a single trader appear to have caused a sevenfold increase in Bitcoin's price. Who's driving the price now? Nobody knows. Some observers think North Korea may be involved.
brokers will soon have a couple new weapons to battle financial fraud targeting older Americans. First, a rule from securities regulators goes into effect on Feb. 5 that allows brokers to put a temporary hold on a requested account withdrawal if financial exploitation is suspected. "A lot of times advisors ...
For those early birds out there, you can start turning in your tax returns today. Tax season is officially here, which also means its tax fraud season -- a time when tens of millions of people become more susceptible to having their personal information stolen and scammed out of money. The risk may be even ...
"As this case shows, the CFTC is actively policing the virtual currency markets and will vigorously enforce the anti-fraud provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act. In addition to harming customers, fraud in connection with virtual currencies inhibits potentially market-enhancing developments in this area.
The San Antonio Express-News reported the money is to come from restitution a judge ordered Charles banks IV of Atlanta to make as part of his sentence in a criminal fraud case. Banks is appealing the four-year federal prison sentence assessed him last June for defrauding Duncan. Banks had pleaded guilty last April to ...
One of the major justifications in this effort has been the false claim of fraud. This has been most prominent in the cases of voter registration. In state after state, "reforms" designed to eliminate voter fraud have been thrown out by the courts as little more than subtle attempts to suppress the votes of poor ...
Two former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were sentenced Thursday in Del Rio for their role in a marriage fraud scheme, according to a news ... A U.K. citizen and former City of Austin employee, Chan entered into a fraudulent marriage in 2011 with an a person known by Metzler and Morales, ...
What do Obamacare and Haley Joel Osment have in common? They both see dead people. On Tuesday, the government Accountability Office (GAO) released another report into eligibility verification checks on the federally run Obamacare insurance exchange used by more than three dozen states.
health care fraud is an estimated $60 billion business every year and two Cleveland-area doctors have been federally indicted for allegedly playing a role in the illegal enterprise. ... The couple allegedly traded drugs, like Percocet and Xanax, in an effort to lure patients into their fraudulent scheme. "They've ...
"As this case shows, the CFTC is actively policing the virtual currency markets and will vigorously enforce the anti-fraud provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act. In addition to harming customers, fraud in connection with virtual currencies inhibits potentially market-enhancing developments in this area.".
While the investigation request was spurred by widespread fraud in the FCC's net neutrality repeal docket, Democrats asked the GAO to also "examine ... NEWS: GAO has accepted 10 Democrats' request for an investigation of the pervasiveness of fraudulent comments made during a federal rule making ...
John Lithgow may have won two Tony Awards, six Emmys, and a couple of Golden Globes, but even he doubts his own skills sometimes. Take, for instance, every time he's in a musical. "I feel like a fraud," he says in the latest of Stagecraft, Variety's theater podcast. "I'm almost embarrassed I won a Tony ...
The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a suit charging that a hybrid advisory firm in California and its senior managers engaged in fraud and lied to investors in a real estate-related, securities offering fraud. According to the SEC's complaint, Hoplon Financial Group and its CEO, Daniel B.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs have partnered to share data, analytics and best practices to curtail the fraudulent claims paid by the agencies. The partnership is designed to leverage CMS' programs ...
"Many people may already know the dos and don'ts of financial fraud--that no one should ever contact them out of the blue or ask for their PIN or full password, or ever make them feel pressured into moving money to another account," the Take Five website said. "The trouble is, in the heat of the moment, ...


 

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