Financial Fraud: Jack Benjamin Hessiani Sentenced For Scheming To Obtain Unemployment Benefits

Camarillo Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Federal Prison for Scheming to Obtain Unemployment Benefits Through Sham Companies LOS ANGELES – A Ventura County man has been sentenced to 168 months in federal prison for participating in a massive fraud scheme that used dozens of nonexistent companies to collect nearly $5 million in unemployment benefits …

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Financial Fraud: Six Chinese Charged With Conspiring To Traffic Contraband Cigarettes

Six Individuals Charged With Conspiring To Traffic More Than $30 Million Of Contraband Cigarettes Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Philip R. Bartlett, Inspector-in-Charge of the New York Office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (“USPIS”), Angel M. Melendez, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field …

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Tax Fraud: ANTHONY MARRACCINI Pled Guilty To Tax Evasion

Former Harrison Police Chief Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion Evaded More than $782,000 in Federal Income Tax by Failing to Report More than $2.5 Million in Revenue from 2011 through 2016 Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Jonathan D. Larsen, the Acting Special Agent in Charge …

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Heath Care Fraud: Walgreen Co. Pay For Settle Allegations Under the False Claims Act

Walgreen Co. Agrees to Pay $3.5 Million to Settle Allegations Under the False Claims Act United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced today that Walgreen Co. (“Walgreens”) has agreed to pay $3.5 million to the United States and the State of Wisconsin to settle allegations that Walgreens violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims …

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Health Care Fraud: WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE Pay For Two Civil Healthcare Fraud Settlements

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces $269.2 Million Recovery From Walgreens In Two Civil Healthcare Fraud Settlements Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Gregory E. Demske, Chief Counsel to the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS-OIG”), Scott J. Lampert, Special Agent in Charge …

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Cyber Crime: Artem Radchenko And Oleksandr Ieremenko Indected In Hacking and Trading Scheme Involved Theft of Thousands Of EDGAR Filings

Two Ukrainian Nationals Indicted in Computer Hacking and Securities Fraud Scheme Targeting U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Hacking and Trading Scheme Involved Theft of Thousands of ‘EDGAR’ Filings, Including Draft Earnings Reports of Publicly Traded Companies before Reports were Made Public Two Ukrainian men have been charged for their roles in a large-scale, international conspiracy …

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Financial Fraud: George Gilmore Tax Evasion, Filing False Tax Returns, Failing to Pay Over Payroll Taxes

Ocean County Attorney Charged with Tax Evasion, Filing False Tax Returns, Failing to Pay Over Payroll Taxes, and Making False Statements on Loan Application TRENTON, N.J. – A federal grand jury today indicted a partner at an Ocean County law firm for evasion of taxes totaling more than $1 million; filing false income tax returns; …

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Tax Fraud: MICHAEL GYURE Pled Guilty To Filing False Federal Income Tax Returns

Executive Director Of Private Club Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Filing False Tax Returns Tax Returns Failed to Disclose Approximately $433,000 in Personal Expenses and Other Benefits Provided to Executive Director by the Club Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William Cheung, the Acting …

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Mortgage Fraud: Hasan Hussain Masterminded A Scheme That Defrauded Distressed Homeowners, Investors, And Financial Institutions

Mastermind of Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The mastermind of a mortgage fraud scheme that defrauded financially distressed homeowners, investors, and financial institutions of nearly $1.5 million dollars was sentenced today to more than 13 years in federal prison. Hasan Hussain, 57, of Princeton, N.J., masterminded a scheme …

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Online Scams You Need to Avoid Today

Today with modernization and lifestyle evolution, new forms of convenience and speed appear in our everyday actions, but the forms of theft and deception evolve in different forms. We truly want to believe that the Internet is a safe place where you can’t fall for all types of online scams, but it’s always good reminder …

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Financial Fraud: Eric Lemoyne Willis Indicted On Theft of Government Property, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Wire Fraud

Financial Fraud

Former Social Security Employee of West Sacramento and North Carolina Man Indicted on Conspiracy and Fraud Charges Conspiracy Involved Theft of Government Property, Aggravated Identity Theft, and Wire Fraud SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On Thursday, a federal grand jury returned a 13-count indictment against Eric Lemoyne Willis, 42, of West Sacramento, and Darron Dimitri Ross, 33, …

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Intellectual Property: Hongjin Tan Was Arrestedand charged with theft of trade secrets

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Chinese National Charged With Committing Theft Of Trade Secrets TULSA, Okla. – Hongjin Tan, a 35 year old Chinese national and U.S. legal permanent resident, was arrested on Dec. 20 and charged with theft of trade secrets. Tan is alleged to have stolen the trade secrets from his employer, a U.S. petroleum company. The announcement …

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Financial Fraud: ZHU HUA And ZHANG SHILONG Indicted For Thefts From Managed Service Providers

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Two Chinese Hackers Associated With The Ministry Of State Security Charged With Global Computer Intrusion Campaigns Targeting Intellectual Property And Confidential Business Information Defendants Were Members of the APT 10 Hacking Group Who Acted in Association with the Tianjin State Security Bureau and Engaged in Global Computer Intrusions for More Than a Decade, Continuing into …

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Financial Fraud: Robin Ann Bertelli Sentenced For One Count of Bank Fraud And One Count Of Aggravated Identity Theft

Financial Fraud

Woman Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison After Stealing from an Elderly Widow and Her Deceased Son, a Former Navy SEAL Stole Nearly $200,000, Including an Inheritance the Navy SEAL Received After He Reportedly Drowned in Puerto Rico A woman who stole the identities of an elderly woman and her deceased son, a former …

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Financial Fraud: Group Of 9 Individuals Charged In Romance Scams And Mystery Shopper Schemes

Financial Fraud

9 Defendants Charged in Chicago in International Investigation Targeting “Romance Scams” and “Mystery Shopper” Schemes CHICAGO — Seven Chicago-area residents are among nine individuals arrested in the United States and Nigeria as part of an international investigation into online “romance scams” and “mystery shopper” schemes. During the Chicago-based investigation, dubbed “Operation Gold Phish,” law enforcement …

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Financial Fraud: IAV GmbH (IAV) Plead Guilty To One Criminal Felony Count And His Role In a Long-Running Scheme For Volkswagen AG (VW)

Financial Fraud

IAV GmbH to Pay $35 Million Criminal Fine in Guilty Plea for Its Role in Volkswagen AG Emissions Fraud IAV GmbH (IAV), a German company that engineers and designs automotive systems, has agreed to plead guilty to one criminal felony count and pay a $35 million criminal fine as a result of the company’s role …

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Financial Fraud: Thomas Michael White Convicted In Connection With a Scheme To Fraudulently Raise From Over a Dozen Elderly Victims

Financial Fraud

Broward County Resident Convicted by Trial Jury of Participating in a Two Million Dollar Securities Fraud Conspiracy Scheme that Targeted the Elderly On December 13, 2018, a Broward County resident was convicted by a federal jury of one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and four counts of mail fraud, in connection …

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Tax Fraud: Clifford Keith Gwinn Sentenced For Embezzling From The Teays Valley Volunteer Fire Department, As Well As a Related Tax Crime

Tax Fraud

Former West Virginia Cabinet Secretary Sentenced to Federal Prison for Embezzling Fire Department Funds HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Hurricane man and former West Virginia Cabinet Secretary was sentenced today to 37 months in federal prison for embezzling $178,790 from the Teays Valley Volunteer Fire Department, as well as a related tax crime, announced United States …

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Financial Fraud: JOHN ARNOLD SHELLEY Sentenced For Making a False Statement To The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Financial Fraud

Former Bank President Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Pay $137 Million OKLAHOMA CITY – JOHN ARNOLD SHELLEY, 68, of Oklahoma City, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for making a false statement to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, announced Robert J. Troester of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He has also been …

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Health Care Fraud: Jonas Knopf Was Charged With Conspiring To Defraud Several Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Care Insurance

Health Care Fraud

Lakewood Man Charged In $10 Million Health Care Fraud Against Blue Cross Blue Shield NEWARK, N.J. – A Lakewood, New Jersey, insurance producer was charged today with conspiring to defraud several Blue Cross Blue Shield health care insurance affiliates of more than $10 million, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Jonas Knopf, 63, of Lakewood, …

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Financial Fraud: Mark E. Fisher And Joseph F. Capuozzo pled guilty In Dump Securities Fraud Scheme Involving The Shares Of Valentine Beauty, Inc.

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Former South Florida Attorney and Stock Promoter Plead Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud in Relation to Pump and Dump Stock Manipulation Scheme A former South Florida attorney and a stock promoter pled guilty today in connection with a $1 million pump and dump securities fraud scheme involving the shares of Valentine Beauty, Inc. …

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