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  • Judge Bloom Finds California-Based Internet Lender, CashCall, Abused West Virginia Consumers, Violated State Usury Laws. $15 Million Returned to WV

    In a much-anticipated ruling likely to have national implications, Kanawha Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom entered two lengthy orders yesterday finding in favor of the State on all its claims and ordering Internet lender, CashCall, of Anaheim,...

    • Posted September 11, 2012
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  • A 25 Count Indictment For Investment Scheme Fraudster Announced

    A federal grand jury in Pheonix returned a 25 count indictment against Gerald Lee Kelly on four counts of wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud, 10 counts of money laundering and five counts of structuring financial...

    • Posted January 25, 2012
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  • Ponzi Schemes Are The New Black

    Thirteen days into the year and I feel like all I’ve written about is Ponzi-scheme after Ponzi-scheme after Ponzi-scheme. Today I bring to you the sentencing of Jenifer Devine, the woman who owned a purported wholesale merchandise...

    • Posted January 13, 2012
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  • YachtOne Fraudster Pleads Guilty To Yacht-Investment Scam

    On January 6, 2012, Alton Milton pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection with a yacht-investment scam and could face between 27 and 33 months in prison with three years of supervised release and ordered to pay...

    • Posted January 12, 2012
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  • Largest Recruiter Of Shapiro’s $930 Million Ponzi Scheme Sentenced

    Sydney Jack Williams of Naples, Florida was sentenced today to a year and a day in prison for failing to report more than $12 million to the IRS in related commissions received in Nevin Shapiro’s $930 million...

    • Posted January 11, 2012
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  • Fraudster Sentenced After Defrauding Victims In Investment Fraud

    James DeAngelis was sentenced last week to 57 months in prison for participation in a fraud investment scheme where he defrauded more than 15 victims out of $800,000. In May of 2011 DeAngelis pled guilty to conspiracy...

    • Posted January 10, 2012
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  • Houston Physician Gets 11 Years In Prison – AGAIN

    Dr. Ira Klein, a physician in Houston, Texas, was sentenced in 2007 to federal prison for defrauding insurance companies of more than $10 million. He, like so many criminals before him, has appeared in federal court again...

    • Posted December 30, 2011
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  • Absolute Poker Payment Processor Pleads Guilty To Fraud

    Brent Beckley, the director of payment processing for Absolute Poker, pled guilty this month in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to engage in unlawful internet gambling and conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud, in connection...

    • Posted December 28, 2011
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  • Mortgage Broker Pleads Guilty To Extortion Conspiracy Of Homeowners

    In late November it was announced that New Jersey mortgage broker, Robert Cusic Jr., admitted that he conspired with a New Jersey attorney, Thomas Frey, and others to extort victims out of money and property by falsely...

    • Posted December 6, 2011
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  • What Makes A Scam WISE?

    In conjunction with a $15 million fraudulent investment scheme Duane Allen Eddings was found guilty of wire fraud, money laundering, bankruptcy fraud and tax evasion. Talk about a financial mess! According to court documents and evidence presented...

    • Posted November 15, 2011
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  • Adoption Scams Make Me Sick

    In the business of reporting fraud and scams you often find similar situations, scenarios and stories across the huge array of scams in this world. Although I’ve heard, seen and read a lot of similar cases and...

    • Posted November 15, 2011
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  • 135 Month Sentence For $45 Million Medicare Fraud

    Houston, Texas doctor, Christina Joy Clardy, was sentenced to just over 11 years (135 months) in federal prison for a monumental health care fraud conspiracy the resulted in Medicare and Texas Medicaid programs to be billed $45,039,230...

    • Posted November 2, 2011
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  • $4.2 Million For Free Internet Download Software?

    After a conviction last November following a seven-week trial David Moro was sentenced on October 5, 2011 to 10 and a half years (126 months) in prison for orchestrating and carrying out a $4.2 million broadcasting equipment...

    • Posted October 9, 2011
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  • 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...

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • 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...

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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  • Dead Cross Dressing Man’s Finger Prints Found on His Own Death Certificate.

    I love England. I had the good fortune to live there for almost 2 years and I found the people delightful, to observe. This is one of the reasons I’m fascinated with the british subjects. Anthony McErlean,...

    • Posted September 30, 2011
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  • I Got a Court Summons for Credit Card Debt. What Do I Do? – Denise

    Denise “Dear Steve, Have about $50,000.00 of credit card debt. Have received a court summons for credit card debt. How do I reply? Denise” Dear Denise, If you got a summons then one or more of your...

    • Posted June 9, 2009
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