Identity Theft: Jeff Crews Sentenced For Conspiring To Participate In a Racketeering Conspiracy And For Aggravated Identity Theft

Leader of The Simple City Criminal Organization Sentenced to Over 10 Years in Federal Prison for a Racketeering Conspiracy and Aggravated Identity Theft Stole Vehicles and Used the Stolen Identity Information of Victims to Engage in Fraudulent Financial Transactions Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Jeff Crews, a/k/a “Fro,” age 25, …

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Healthcare Fraud: Group Of Individuals Sentenced For Fraudulent Medicare Billing Scheme

Healthcare Fraud

Seven Sentenced in $6 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme HOUSTON – The final seven of eight convicted in a $6 million fraudulent Medicare billing scheme have been ordered to federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. A Houston federal jury has returned guilty verdicts June 28, 2016, against Giam Nguyen, D.O.,47, of Houston; Benjamin Martinez, …

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Financial Fraud: Group Of Individuals Sentenced For Their Roles In a Penny-Stock Fraud

Eight people sentenced to prison for penny-stock fraud that resulted in $39 million loss to investors Eight people were sentenced to prison this month for their roles in a penny-stock fraud that resulted in a $39 million loss to investors, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. …

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Tax Fraud: Gerard Terry Charged With Tax Evasion And Obstructing The Administration Of Internal Revenue Laws

Gerard Terry, Former Chairman Of The North Hempstead Democratic Party And Nassau County Board Of Elections Official, Indicted For Tax Evasion And Obstructing Internal Revenue Laws Defendant Failed to Pay Over $1.4 Million in Federal Tax Due While Holding at Least Six Government Jobs An indictment was unsealed today in the United States District Court …

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Tax Fraud: Kevin B. Lake Pleaded Guilty To Drug, Tax And Fraud Charges

Ohio Doctor Pleads Guilty to Running South Side Medical Center as Drug Premises and Evading More Than $3.5 Million in Taxes Government seizes more than $29 million in proceeds Today the government unsealed a plea agreement with the owner and operator of Columbus Southern Medical Center, which provided unlawful prescriptions of controlled substances to addicts …

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Financial Fraud: Wen Ping Chen, Kewang Lin and Shao Qing Chen Sentenced For Credit Card Scam

Three New Yorkers Sentenced For Credit Card Scam The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that three residents of Brooklyn, New York were recently sentenced in United States District Court in Brattleboro following their guilty pleas to charges involving credit card fraud. Today, U.S. District Judge J. Garvan Murtha sentenced Wen Ping …

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Financial Fraud: Cyril Gordon Lunn Pleaded Guilty to Concealing Assets From His Bankruptcy Creditors And Making a False Statement

Former Pepperell Man Who Fled to Canada on Snowmobile Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud BOSTON – A former Pepperell man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Worcester in connection with concealing $3–$4 million in his bankruptcy filings. Cyril Gordon Lunn, 68, pleaded guilty today to concealing assets from his bankruptcy creditors and making …

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Financial Fraud: STEVEN SIMMONS and JOSEPH MELI Charged on Conspiracy, Securities Fraud, Wire Fraud, And Scheme to Defraud Investors

Two Individuals Arrested And Charged In Manhattan Federal Court With Securities And Wire Fraud For Participating In A Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme Steven Simmons and Joseph Meli Charged with Defrauding Investors and Diverting Fraudulent Proceeds For Their Own Use and to Further the Ponzi-Like Operation of a Hedge Fund Joon H. Kim, the Deputy United States …

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Financial Fraud: Jason Laut Charged For Wire Fraud, False Statements And Two Counts of Identity Theft

Former Paramedic Charged in 37-Count Indictment With Wire Fraud, Making False Statements and Identity Theft Regarding the Theft of Controlled Substances Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced the unsealing of a 37 count indictment against Jason Laut, 39, of O’Fallon, Illinois. The indictment was returned by a federal …

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Financial Fraud: Hasan Hussain and Ricardo Abreu Charged in a Conspiracy to Defraud Financial Institutions & Mortgage Fraud

Financial Fraud

Two Indicted in Sweeping Mortgage Fraud Investigations PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A 14-count federal indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Providence charges two individuals, Hasan Hussain, 55, of Princeton, N.J., and Ricardo Abreu, 50, of Cranston, R.I., with allegedly participating in a conspiracy to defraud financial institutions, investors and financially distressed homeowners of at least …

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Financial Fraud: Raymond E. Gallison, Jr Plead Guilty to Federal Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft and Tax Charges

Fmr. RI House Finance Chairman to Plead Guilty to Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft, Tax Charges PROVIDENCE – According to signed documents filed in U.S. District Court in Providence today, Raymond E. Gallison, Jr., 64, of Bristol, R.I., a former member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives and House Finance Committee Chairman, has agreed to …

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Mortgage Fraud: Société Générale, S.A. Will Pay Civil Penalty to Resolve Claims Related to Its Activities

Société Générale Agrees To Pay $50 Million Penalty To Settle RMBS Fraud Claims United States Attorney Robert L. Capers announced today that Société Générale, S.A. will pay a $50 million civil penalty to resolve claims related to its activities, which were conducted through several affiliates (together, “SocGen”), in connection with the marketing, sale, and issuance …

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Financial Fraud: ENRICO RUBANO And SHIVANAND MAHARAJ Charged to Commit Wire Fraud in Connection With a False Invoicing Scheme

Financial Fraud

Information Technology Chief And Consultant Charged With Multimillion-Dollar False Invoicing Scheme Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector-in-Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), announced today the filing of a criminal complaint charging ENRICO RUBANO, a/k/a “Rick Rubano,” …

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Financial Fraud: Western Union Admits to Criminal Violations Including Willfully Failing to Maintain an Effective Anti-Money Laundering

Western Union Admits Anti-Money Laundering and Consumer Fraud Violations, Forfeits $586 Million in Settlement with Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission Company also Agrees to Implement Anti-Fraud Program and Enhanced Compliance Obligations in Agreements with Federal Authorities The Western Union Company (Western Union), a global money services business headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, has agreed to …

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Public Corruption: John L. Sampson Sentenced To 5 Years For Obstruction Of Justice And Making False Statements

USA Capers Announces Former New York State Senator John L. Sampson Sentenced To 5 Years U.S. Attorney Robert Capers, outside the Federal Court in Brooklyn, announced former New York State Senator John Sampson was sentenced to five years of incarceration following his conviction at trial of obstruction of justice in connection with his efforts to …

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Financial Fraud: Credit Suisse Made False and Irresponsible Representations About Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

Credit Suisse Agrees to Pay $5.28 Billion in Connection with its Sale of Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities The Justice Department announced today a $5.28 billion settlement with Credit Suisse related to Credit Suisse’s conduct in the packaging, securitization, issuance, marketing and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) between 2005 and 2007.  The resolution announced today requires …

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Healthcare Fraud: Nicholas and Gregory Melehov Have Agreed To Pay to Resolve Allegations Concerning Inflated Medicare Claims for Ambulance Transports

Healthcare Fraud

Family-Owned Ambulance Company to Pay $12.7 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations BOSTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that Medstar Ambulance, Inc., four of its subsidiaries, and its two owners, Nicholas and Gregory Melehov, have agreed to pay $12.7 million to resolve allegations concerning inflated Medicare claims for ambulance transports. “Our office is committed …

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Healthcare Fraud: Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Baxter) Pay For Resolve Its Criminal And Civil Liability Arising

Baxter Healthcare Corporation To Pay More Than $18 Million To Resolve Criminal And Civil Liability Relating To Sterile Products Company Failed to Follow Good Manufacturing Practices in North Carolina Facility WASHINGTON – Healthcare company Baxter Healthcare Corporation (Baxter) has agreed to pay $18.158 million to resolve its criminal and civil liability arising from Baxter’s failure …

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How To Make the Right Way Liability Insurance and Asset Protection

Insurance

When it comes to protecting personal wealth and business assets, the first thing that comes to many people’s minds is insurance. There is no question that insurance can play an important role in asset protection. Not only is it often required by law, by your lender or by your landlord, insurance can be an effective …

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Investment Fraud: HAENA PARK Pled Guilty To Commodities Fraud In Connection With Scheme To Defraud Investors

Investment Fraud

Manhattan Woman Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Commodities Fraud In Connection With Scheme To Defraud Investors Of More Than $23 Million Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HAENA PARK pled guilty in Manhattan federal court today to commodities fraud. The charge relates to PARK’s …

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Investment Fraud: Moody’s Investors Service Inc., Moody’s Analytics Inc. And Their Parent Agree To Pay For Worst Financial Crisis Since the Great Depression

Investment Fraud

Justice Department and State Partners Secure $864 Million Settlement With Moody’s Arising From Conduct In The Lead Up To The Financial Crisis Historic Settlement Involves Commitment by Moody’s to Improve Business Practices NEWARK, N.J. – The U.S. Department of Justice, 21 other states, and the District of Columbia reached a $864 million settlement agreement with …

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