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Holy Fraud, Batman! Literally…

Yesterday, an Ohio resident was indicted for allegedly engaging in a fraud scheme that promised to fund more than $500 million in mortgage loans to around 20 churches and a dozen small businesses across the country. The man, Jamal Lawson, fraudulently obtained more than $300,000 in advance fees that he used for personal expenses instead of securing loans as he ... Read More »

    Men Behind New Jersey Fake Hedge Fund Management Charged For Defrauding Victims

    Two men running a fake hedge fund scheme have been charged in New Jersey for the alleged $3.5 million fraud. The men, George Sepero and Carmelo Provenzano, claimed to run Jersey based hedge funds using a secret computer program to invest in foreign currency were charged for defrauding victims and spending the investments on high-end vehicles, luxury travel, and five-figure ... Read More »

      Nearly 1,000 Investors Across The World Defrauded Out Of $294 Million

      Former managing director of a hedge fund (that was forced into receivership by U.S. government regulations), Philip Baker, was sentenced this month to 20 years in prison for fraudulently soliciting and obtaining around $294 million from around 900 investors across the world. Baker, who controlled Lake Shore Asset Management, and the Lake Shore Group of Companies, which allegedly traded clients’ ... Read More »

        Krahl Construction Executives And Employees Indicted In Alleged Fraud And Kickback Scheme

        Construction company executives and employees, along with others, have been indicted in an alleged billing fraud and kickback scheme. Krahl Construction’s Principal owner and six of it’s top executives and employees along with two former employees of client companies were indicted for allegedly engaging in a fraudulent billing and kickback scheme. The defendants affiliated (seven in total) with Krahl Construction ... Read More »

          Home Repair Scheme Targeted Elderly Homeowners

          Last week a jury convicted two brothers in Chicago after running and operating a home-repair scheme that targeted elderly victims on the south and west sides of Chicago. At their trial six victims testified that they were swindled out of tens of thousands of dollars by fraudulently promising to perform expensive home repairs, convincing them to refinance their homes 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 »


              Today, I was on a flight from Chicago to Minneapolis. A rather attractive young lady sitting next to me fell asleep at the beginning of the flight. About 40 minutes into the flight i noticed my fly was open. The lady woke to me with my hands in my crotch struggling to zip up my fly. Read More »


                Today, I got accepted to the North America Scholar Consortium as a Member of the Highest Honor, which I had applied for a few weeks ago. Happy to be able to add something good to my resume, I called my mom excitedly, and then Googled it to ascertain the level of prestige. Turns out it's a scam. Read More »

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