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Missouri Mayor Sentenced For Fraud, Embezzlement And Witness Tampering

Earlier this month the United States Attorney’s Office announced that Kinloch, Missouri’s Mayor Keith Conway was being sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $62,429 on charges of using the city’s funds to pay personal expenses, fund personal travel, purchase a Florida vacation condo timeshare (sorry, no jail clause in those puppies!), and attempting to ... Read More »

Mother Daughter Fraud Team Pleads Guilty After Five Days Of Trial

Mid-trial a mother and daughter fraudster team, along with an accomplice from Las Vegas, pleaded guilty to participating in a mortgage fraud scheme that lead to more than $1.9 million in mortgage loan losses to lenders. Mother, Patricia Smith, pleaded guilty to Counts Four and Five of the Superseding Indictment, which charged her with wire fraud. Daughter, Jamilah Smith, pleaded ... Read More »

New Jersey Fraudster Faces A Possible 1,100 Year Sentence

After running an investment fraud scheme and causing at least $200 million in losses, Eliyahu Weinstein was indicted last week with 45 charges. Weinstein has been charged one one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, 29 counts of wire fraud, two counts of wire fraud while on pretrial release, one count of bank fraud and 12 counts of money ... Read More »

BBB Warns Of Unapproved Funds Directly Withdrawn By Funds Direct

Yesterday the Better Business Bureau (BBB) put put a warning of an “instant cash” Las Vegas company, Funds Direct, that are allegedly debiting consumer’s accounts $30 without authorization. Complaints filed by consumers are saying that their accounts are having direct withdrawals taken but that they have never had any contact or even heard of Funds Direct until their money was ... Read More »

I’m Living in Las Vegas, 41, and Ready to Get Out of Debt. – Jimmy

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“Dear Steve, Hello Steve. I’ll get right to it. I’m a 41 year old single male living in Las Vegas. I earn 72K a year. I have accumulated a little over 41K in credit card debt over the past 10-15 years. I have no assets. My credit rating is fairly good – in the high 600′s. I am not, and ... Read More »

Get Out of Debt Podcast – Answers for James, Charlene, and Duff

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Here is the latest Get Out of Debt show podcast. Do You Have a Question You Want to Ask? If you have a credit or debt question you’d like to ask just use the online form. I’m happy to help you totally for free. Get Out of Debt Guy – Twitter, G+, Facebook Questions Included in This Show: Question From ... Read More »

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