How To Defend Yourself From FRAUDULENT CHARITABLE SCHEMES

Charity Fraud

TIPS ON AVOIDING FRAUDULENT CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION SCHEMES BATON ROUGE, LA – The National Center for Disaster Fraud reminds the public to be aware of and report any instances of alleged fraudulent activity related to relief operations and funding for victims. Unfortunately, criminals can exploit disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey, for their own gain by sending …

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Helthcare Fraud: David Kirkwood Pleaded Guilty To Health Care Fraud

Helth Care Fraud

Doctor, Wife Plead Guilty to Running Pill Mill DAYTON – David Kirkwood, 61, and Beverly Kirkwood, 50, of Dayton, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to health care fraud. David Kirkwood also pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful drug trafficking. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Ohio Attorney …

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Financial Fraud: Kim A. Earlycutt, Shannon A. King, And Marcia Farmer Sentence For Conspiring To Submit False Tax Returns

Financial Fraud

Three sentenced for five million dollar tax fraud ATLANTA – Kim A. Earlycutt, Shannon A. King, and Marcia Farmer, have been sentenced for conspiring to submit false tax returns totaling more than $5 million over the course of four years. “The defendants went to great lengths to steal tax money from the IRS, with the …

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Financial Fraud: Alice Soard And Wendell James Pay To Resolve Federal And State False Claims Act Allegations

Financial Fraud

Action for Defrauding a Program for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Settles for Approximately $2 M SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two Bay Area companies and the two individuals who head them will pay approximately $2 million to resolve federal and state False Claims Act allegations that they knowingly overbilled a program designed to serve Californians with developmental …

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Financial Fraud: Amechi Colvis Amuegbunam Sentenced In Business Email Compromise (BEC) Scheme

Financial Fraud

Nigerian Man Sentenced for Role in “Business Email Compromise” Scheme That Caused $3.7 Million Loss to U.S. Companies DALLAS — A Nigerian citizen in the U.S. on a student visa was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to 46 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $615,555.12 in restitution for his role …

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Financial Fraud: Robert Mark Seibert Accused of Running a Stock Investment Scheme That Allegedly Defrauded More Than 90 Victims

Financial Fraud

Palm Desert Man Arrested in Stock Scheme that Targeted Nearly 100 Elderly Victims across U.S. and Allegedly Caused over $1 Million in Losses SANTA ANA, California – A Palm Desert man who is accused of running a stock investment scheme that allegedly defrauded more than 90 victims out of more than $1 million has been …

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Financial Fraud: Deborah Joy Durand Convicted of False Statements to Obtain Federal Employees Compensation Benefits, Wire Fraud, False Claims Relating to Workers Compensation Benefits, and Theft of Government Property

Financial Fraud

Former Postal Employee Convicted for Fraudulently Obtaining Workers’ Compensation Benefits GREAT FALLS – The United States Attorney’s Office announced a federal court convicted Deborah Joy Durand of False Statements to Obtain Federal Employees’ Compensation Benefits, Wire Fraud, False Claims Relating to Workers’ Compensation Benefits, and Theft of Government Property. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris presided …

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Financial Fraud: James Robert Liang, a Volkswagen Engineer, Was Sentenced For His Role In a Nearly 10-Year Conspiracy to Defraud U.S.

Financial Fraud

Volkswagen Engineer Sentenced for His Role in Conspiracy to Cheat U.S. Emissions Tests DETROIT, Michigan – James Robert Liang, a Volkswagen engineer, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sean F. Cox of the Eastern District of Michigan to 40 months in federal prison for his role in a nearly 10-year conspiracy to defraud U.S. …

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Financial Fraud: MAHMOUD THIAM Was Sentenced For His Scheme to Launder $8.5 Million

Financial Fraud

Former Minister Of Mines For The Republic Of Guinea Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Receiving And Laundering $8.5 Million In Bribes From Chinese Companies Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Kenneth A. Blanco, the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice’s …

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Tax Fraud: Kenneth J. Coleman Charged in a Nine-Count Indictment Filed of Second-Hand Prescription Drugs

Tax Fraud

Texas Residents Indicted for Laundering and Structuring Proceeds from Sale of Second-Hand Prescription Drugs Income Allegedly Not Reported on Federal Tax Returns A federal grand jury sitting in Houston, Texas returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, charging two Texas residents with conspiring to commit money laundering and structuring currency transactions, announced Acting Deputy Assistant …

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Financial Fraud: The United States Filed Two Complaints That The Companies Have Participated in Schemes to Launder U.S. Dollars On Behalf of Sanctioned North Korean

Financial Fraud

United States Files Complaints to Forfeit More Than $11 Million From Companies That Allegedly Laundered Funds To Benefit Sanctioned North Korean Entities WASHINGTON – The United States filed two complaints today seeking imposition of a civil money laundering penalty and to civilly forfeit more than $11 million from companies that allegedly acted as financial facilitators …

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Mortgage Fraud: LAURANCE H. FREED Convicted On Three Counts of Bank Fraud, One Count of Mail Fraud, And Four Counts of Making a False Statement To a Financial Institution

Mortgage Fraud

Real Estate Developer Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Banks and the City of Chicago CHICAGO — A federal judge today sentenced a Chicago real estate developer to three years in prison in connection with a fraud scheme related to a $105 million line of credit secured by city and suburban properties, …

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Financial Fraud: Michael Baker Guilty of One Count of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud And Securities Fraud

Financial Fraud

Former CEO of Arthrocare Corporation Convicted for Orchestrating $750 Million Securities Fraud Scheme A federal jury today convicted the former chief executive officer of ArthroCare Corporation, a publicly traded medical device company based in Austin, Texas, for his role in orchestrating a fraud scheme that resulted in shareholder losses of over $750 million. Acting Assistant …

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Public Corruption And Financial Fraud: Captain Jesus Vasquez Cantu Charged so Far as Part of The Massive Fraud And Bribery Investigation

Financial Fraud

Former Assistant Chief of Staff of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet Charged in Massive Navy Corruption Scandal; Pleads Guilty to Bribery Conspiracy Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark W. Pletcher (619) 546-9714 and Patrick Hovakimian (619) 546-9718 SAN DIEGO – U.S. Navy Captain Jesus Vasquez Cantu admitted in federal court today that he accepted bribes in the …

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Financial Fraud: Common Investment Frauds

Investment Fraud

Investment scams prey on your hope to earn interest or a return on investment on the amount of money that you invest. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offers overviews of many common investment frauds, and tips to avoid being a victim. If you are the victim of an investment fraud, you can file a complaint with the …

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Financial Fraud: Alfonso Liburd Pleaded Guilty to Improperly Aiding And Abetting Navy Port Engineer

Financial Fraud

Navy Contractor Admits Accepting Funds from Port Engineer Administering Contracts Involving his Company Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip L.B. Halpern (619) 546-6964 SAN DIEGO – Alfonso Liburd, the President and Chief Executive Officer of San Diego-based defense contractor NEVWEST, Inc. (“NevWest”), pleaded guilty today to improperly aiding and abetting Navy Port Engineer, John Nasshan (charged elsewhere), …

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Financial Fraud: Paul David Ward Indicted For Investment Fraud Scheme

Investment Fraud

Former Lebanon Airport Operator Indicted for $707,000 Fraud Scheme JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that the former owner of a fixed base operation at the Lebanon, Mo., airport has been indicted by a federal grand jury for a $707,000 investment fraud scheme. …

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Financial Fraud: PHH Corp., PHH Mortgage Corp. and PHH Home Loans (PHH) Have Agreed to Pay To Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability Arising From Mortgage Lending

Financial Fraud

PHH Agrees To Pay $74 Million To Resolve Alleged False Claims Act Liability Arising From Mortgage Lending NEWARK, N.J. – PHH Corp., PHH Mortgage Corp. and PHH Home Loans (PHH) have agreed to pay the United States $74,453,802 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting mortgage loans …

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Financial Fraud: PETER G. JOHNSON, PETER B. JOHNSON, And THOMAS REICH Charged With Defrauding a Group of Lenders (the “Banks”)

Financial Fraud

Former Cocoa Company Executives Arrested For Defrauding Lenders Of $400 Million Peter G. Johnson, Peter B. Johnson, and Thomas Reich submitted false financial reports to banks to secure and maintain a $400 million credit line to Transmar Commodity Group Ltd. Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, …

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Car Insurance Premiums Fraud

Insurance Car Fraud

Did you commit fraud when you bought car insurance? Americans might agree that auto insurance companies aren’t perfect in regards to deciding how much policyholders should pay in premiums. Most of all of us think our rates should be lower. Yet a study by insurance industry data collector Verisk Stats indicates that – at least …

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Financial Fraud: Benjamin Bland Sentenced For Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, Wire Fraud, And Social Security Fraud

Financial Fraud

Richmond Business Owner Sentenced To Five And A Half Years In Prison For Fraud In Credit Repair Scheme Baltimore, Maryland – Senior U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Benjamin Bland, age 41, of Richmond, Virginia, to five and a half years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit …

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