Mortgage Fraud: Tommy Rudy Habibe-Arias Charged With Making False Statements in an Application For a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Loan

Mortgage Fraud

One Individual Charged With Making False Statements In A Reverse Mortgage Loan Application SAN JUAN, P.R – On March 29, 2017, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned a one count indictment charging Tommy Rudy Habibe-Arias with making false statements in an application for a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage loan (commonly …

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Healthcare Fraud: Harry Crawford Sentenced For Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, and Conspiracy to Defraud The United States

Healthcare Fraud

Owner of Medical Equipment Provider Sentenced to 12 Years In Federal Prison For Collecting A Debt By Extortion and for Tax and Health Care Fraud Conspiracies Man Who Owed Money to the Owner Was Murdered Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Harry Crawford, age 57, of Baltimore, Maryland, on March 28, …

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Financial Fraud: Nita Rae Nirschl Charged In 37 Counts of Money Laundering From Credit Union

Financial Fraud

Indictment: Credit Union Was Liquidated After Employee Stole More than $5 Million WICHITA, KAN. – A Parsons woman was indicted Tuesday on federal charges of embezzling more than $5 million from a credit union that was declared insolvent and liquidated, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said. Nita Rae Nirschl, 64, Parsons, Kan., is charged in an …

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Tax Fraud: Enrique Toribio And Marcus Burke Sentenced For Engaging In Income Tax Fraud

Tax Fraud

Two Georgia State Prisoners Sentenced for Committing Tax Fraud using Stolen Identities from Prison GAINESVILLE, Ga. – Enrique Toribio has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for engaging in income tax fraud by providing names and Social Security numbers to a tax preparer, and instructing the tax preparer to file fraudulent income tax …

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Conveyancing Fraud: a New Type of Property Fraud

Conveyancing Fraud

A novel brand of cybercrime has arisen in the last few years which targets those attempting to buy or sell property.  Given the large sums of money involved, the rewards for this type of criminal activity can be enormous.  According to figures carried by the Daily Telegraph, scams are able to secure around £112,00 on …

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Charitable Fraud: Stephen E. Stockman And Jason Posey Indicted for Multi-Year Fraud Scheme

Charitable Fraud

Former Texas Congressman and Associate Indicted for Multi-Year Fraud Scheme HOUSTON – A former U.S. Congressman and one of his associates were indicted today for their roles in orchestrating a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from charitable foundations and the individuals who ran those foundations. Some of the funds were used to …

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Immigration Fraud: Yousif Al Mashhandani And Adil Hasan Charged With Immigration Fraud

Immigration Fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Two Iraqi refugees living in Northern Virginia were arrested this morning and charged along with another individual with immigration fraud. The defendants arrested this morning are Yousif Al Mashhandani (“Yousif”), 35, of Vienna, and Adil Hasan, 38, of Burke, who are full biological brothers. The third individual charged is Enas Ibrahim, 32, …

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Cyber Crime: Ramon Batista Sentenced For a Sophisticated Global Cellphone Fraud Scheme

Cyber Crime

Owner of Florida Telecommunications Company and His Co-Conspirator Sentenced To Prison for Involvement in International Cellphone Fraud Scheme A federal court in West Palm Beach, Florida, today sentenced the owner and operator of a Florida-based telecommunications company to 75 months in prison and his co-conspirator, a resident of Bronx, New York to 36 months in …

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Financial Fraud: Joshua Knaup – Former Fedex Driver – Sentenced For Stealing Over Half a Million Dollars

Financial Fraud

Former Fedex Driver Who Set up Fake Hedge Fund Sentenced to 33 Months Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew J. Galvin (619) 546-9721 NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – March 27, 2017 SAN DIEGO – Joshua Knaup, the founder and chief investment officer of EquityPro Capital, was sentenced Friday to 33 months in prison and ordered to pay $556,629 …

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Stopping Identity Theft Against Seniors!

The Federal Trade Commission has reported identity theft as the top consumer complaint, affecting millions of Americans each year. Seniors are particularly vulnerable, and identity theft affecting seniors rose 200%. Seniors are appealing targets because they generally have higher credit lines, home equity, and more savings than young people. Seniors are also easy targets for …

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Financial Fraud: Dean Volkes And Donna Fallon Convicted on Charges of Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, Theft of Government Property And Money Laundering Conspiracy

Financial Fraud

CEO, CFO, and Company Convicted of a $180 Million Scheme to Defraud, Launder Money, and Obstruct Justice PHILADELPHIA – Dean Volkes, 53, and Donna Fallon, 52, of Long Island, NY, and Devos Ltd., doing business as Guaranteed Returns, located on Long Island, were convicted Wednesday on charges of mail fraud, wire fraud, theft of government …

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Financial Fraud: Casey Padula Pleaded Guilty to Commit Tax and Bank Fraud

Tax Fraud

Florida Businessman Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Tax And Bank Fraud Concealed Approximately $2.5 Million in Secret Belize Accounts A Florida businessman pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida to conspiracy to commit tax and bank fraud, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of …

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HealthCare Fraud: Gottfried Kellermann Sentenced for Intentionally Violating Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Regulations

Health Care Fraud

Osceola Nutritional Supplement Provider & CEO Sentenced Madison, Wis. – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Gottfried Kellermann, 76, Osceola, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to a six-month period of home confinement, a $50,000 fine, and five years of probation, …

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Financial Fraud: CHRISTOPHER CERVINO and SHEIK F. KHAN Found Guilty in a Securities Fraud Scheme Involving a Publicly Traded Over-The-Counter Company

Financial Fraud

Investment Adviser And Broker Found Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court Of Securities Fraud, Wire Fraud, Conspiracy And Aggravated Identity Theft Charges Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that CHRISTOPHER CERVINO, a/k/a “Smitty,” and SHEIK F. KHAN, a/k/a “Abida Khan,” were found guilty yesterday afternoon in …

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White-Collar Crime: Helen Renee Ballard and Robert S. Ballard Plead Guilty In Nepotism Scheme

White-Collar Crime

Former GSA Official and Husband Plead Guilty In Nepotism Scheme ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former senior official with the General Services Administration and her husband pleaded guilty today to engaging in a nepotism scheme in which they conspired to fraudulently obtain employment from the U.S. government and private federal contractors. According to the statement of …

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Financial Fraud: EDWARD S. ADAMS Charged With Orchestrating an Elaborate Fraud Scheme to Embezzle Millions of Dollars of Investors

Financial Fraud

University Law Professor Charged In Multi-Million Dollar Corporate Fraud Scheme Acting United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker today announced a federal indictment charging EDWARD S. ADAMS, an attorney, and university law professor, with orchestrating an elaborate fraud scheme to embezzle millions of dollars of investors’ funds. ADAMS is expected to make his initial appearance in …

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Financial Fraud: Glenn R. Fischer Pleaded Guilty In Million Insurance Fraud Scheme

Insurance Fraud

Ellicott City Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in $4.4 Million Insurance Fraud Scheme Sold Victim Businesses Non-Existent Insurance and Used the Premiums Collected for His Personal Benefit Baltimore, Maryland – Glenn R. Fischer, age 70, of Ellicott City, Maryland, pleaded guilty on March 21, 2017, to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft arising from …

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Tax Fraud: Dr. Warren Gregory Belcher Indicted For Filing False Tax Returns And Obstructing The IRS

Tax Fraud

Maryland Chiropractor Indicted For Filing False Tax Returns And Obstructing The IRS A grand jury in Baltimore, Maryland returned an indictment on March 9, which was unsealed yesterday, charging a chiropractor with one count of corruptly endeavoring to impede the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and six counts of filing false tax returns, announced Acting Deputy …

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Financial Fraud: WILLIAM COSME Guilty in Connection With a Scheme to Defraud a Christian Missionary School

Financial Fraud

Long Island Man Found Guilty Of Defrauding South Korean School Of Over $5 Million Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that WILLIAM COSME, a/k/a “William Cosmo,” was found guilty today in Manhattan federal court in connection with a scheme to defraud a Christian missionary school …

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Financial Fraud: Travis Lee Sentenced For Credit Card Fraud Scheme

Financial Fraud

Charles County Man Sentenced to Over Six Years in Federal Prison for Credit Card Fraud Scheme Also Violated his Supervised Release on a Previous West Virginia Federal Credit Card Fraud Conviction Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Travis Lee, age 31, of La Plata, Maryland, today to 75 months in prison, …

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