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$1 Million Investment Fraud Scheme Could Mean 25 Years In Jail

On Thursday, October 7, 2011 Rober Schroy, of California, pleaded guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion for his role in a $1 million investment fraud scheme. Schroy pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of tax evasion. According to filed documents in this case: Schroy said from 2004 through 2009 he solicited people to invest ... Read More »

Pharmacist Sentenced To Nearly 5 Years In Prison For Medicaid Fraud

Healthcare fraud and money laundering? Again? Sure, why not. John Love has been sentenced to 51 months in jail for laundering money and defrauding the healthcare system. Love apparently used taxpayer’s money to live well beyond his means and his sentence is meant to make it clear to others defrauding the system that there is zero tolerance for this type ... Read More »

Whistle Blower Is Rewarded For Uncovering Medicare Fraud

Dr. Steven Stern and his Kentuckiana Center for Better Bone and Joint Health (KCB) practice have agreed to pay $349,860 to settle an overfilling of Medicare allegation. Suzette Sewell-Scheuremann, a former employee of the Kentuckiana Center for Better Bone and Joint Health, alleged that Stern and his practice billed Medicare for infusing Infliximab which is a drug used to treat ... Read More »

Alleged Obstruction Of Justice Of Attorney And Client In $188 Million Fraud

At one point in time attorney, Fredrick Cuppy, represented the former owner and chief executive, Peter Rogan, of the bankrupt Edgewayer Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. Cuppy has now been arrested on federal charges flaming that he and his onetime client, Rogam committed perjury and obstruction of justice to prevent efforts by the government and a bank creditor to ... Read More »

The Flucker Family Fraud Affair

A family of fraudsters have been sentenced after finding guilt in the connection with a massive “affinity” fraud scheme where around 2,000 victims were swindled out of about $10.7 million. Father, Roy Fluker, Jr., was sentenced to 15 years in prison while his son, Roy Flucker, III and his daughter Ronnanita Flucker each got 8 year sentences after being convicted ... Read More »

Unstructured “Structuring” Scam

James Quirin has been charged with an alleged theft of government funds on September 29, 2011 for fraudulent unemployment insurance benefits. Apparently, Quirin applied for Unemployment Insurance benefits in February, 2009, even though he was a gainfully-employed businessman receiving significant income. Quirin and several of his businesses were sued in federal court. Just before he was ordered to post an ... Read More »

Union Hispana Defrauds Multiple Virginia Banks

This just in! ANOTHER person thought it would be a GREAT and SUPER SMART idea to defraud a bank … and it WASN’T! When will people learn? Multiple Virginia banks were defrauded almost $3.4 million by Osvaldo Mercado for submitting fraudulent loans. Mercado was indicted on conspiracy, six counts of bank fraud, two counts of mail fraud, and two counts ... Read More »

Thou Shalt Scam Thy Neighbor?

I don’t know what’s going on recently in the Christian community lately but between the Shiloh Baptist Church and Evangelical Minister defrauding people I’m less surprised to hear about a promotor of Christian rock concerts that plead guilty to federal wire fraud in a $1 million Ponzi scheme. Is there a new commandment? Thou shalt scam thy neighbor? Apparently, Lauren ... Read More »

Meggie Chapman Grant Writer Scam Leads to Big Fines After Trial

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In response to charges by the Federal Trade Commission and four state attorneys general, a U.S. district court has ordered a defendant who assisted in a wide-ranging government grant scheme to pay $1.68 million, and has banned her from marketing money-making opportunities to consumers. Under the federal court order, Meggie Chapman is ordered to pay a $1.68 million judgment to ... Read More »

55 Indicted In Operation Stolen Treasures

55 people have been indicted with connections to a large tax fraud scheme which involves hundreds of falsified income tax returns that sought over $250 million in refunds. This scheme has been deemed “Operation Stolen Treasures” and while it is not a big blockbuster movie starring Nicholas Cage it is a criminal investigation revolving around two California companies: Old Quest ... Read More »

A Double Dose Of Commodities Scams In North Carolina

Two completely separate men were charged in two completely separate Ponzi schemes in one completely same city of Charlotte, North Carolina on September 23, 2011. Both defendants plead guilty to commodities fraud. Apparently they both promised victims enormous profits from trading in the Charlotte, North Carolina commodities futures market. Mitchell Brain Huffman was charged with a criminal bill of information ... Read More »

Kentucky’s Shiloh Baptist Community Get More Bad Press

Former grant administrator, Yvette Crayton Goodwin, of Shiloh Baptist Community Renewal Center (SBCRS) has been sentenced to a year and one day in prison and ordered to pay $831,742.56 in restitution after being part of a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department. Goodwin pleaded guilty in September of 2009 to charges of a conspiracy to ... Read More »

Do You “Like” To Travel? Southwest Ticket Scam Hits Facebook Again

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I always know that a year has passed, not by the months on a calendar or the weeks in a year but by when the “Two Free Southerwest Airline Tickets” scam hits Facebook. I believe it was this time last year when the scam circulated via a mass tag of names on a photo advertising the “deal.” They’re at it ... Read More »

DOE, A Deer? Or DOE, A-Scammed!

On September 3, 2011 a civil lawsuit was filed against George Peterson, Vice President of Kennewick Industrial & Electric Supply (KIE) for allegedly consciously engaging in two schemes including a kickback and fraud scheme. These schemes resulted in a big loss to the United State Department of Energy (DOE). The allegations regarding the first scheme are that Mr. Peterson engaged, ... Read More »

New Jersey Commodity Pool Operator And Day Trader Faces 55 Years For Two Separate Schemes

Victor Cilli pleaded guilty on October 3, 2011 to an Information charge against him with one count of securities fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of tax evasion. Cilli was a commodity pool operator and day trader in New Jersey and directed two schemes to defraud investors and financial institutions out of about $2 ... Read More »

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