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  • Arkansas DEA Extortion Scam Alert!

    The Eastern District of Arkansas put out a scam alert this week to inform residents that impersonators are contacting citizens in the Little Rock district posing as DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) agents and extorting them. Anyone that...

    • Posted January 27, 2012
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  • Tax Refund Check Cashing Scheme Hits Southern Florida

    As tax season rolls around it’s no surprise to see tax refund check cashing schemes arising in the news. Announced Monday was the filing of a criminal Information charging defendants Wilson Lau, and his wife, Kate Yuee...

    • Posted January 26, 2012
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  • Two More Charged In Rothstein Billion Dollar Fraud Scheme

    On the first of this month it was announced that two more Rothstein Associates were charged in connection with the billion dollar fraud scheme. Announced was the filing of charges against William Boockvor and Marybeth Feiss for...

    • Posted December 26, 2011
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  • Owner of Advertising Investment Companies Pleads Guilty To $6.2 Million Fraud Scheme

    In early December Edward Lawson pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection with a $6.2 million fraudulent investment scheme. According to his plea, Lawson was the president of “Automated Revenue Creation LLC” and “Guaranteed Results Advertising, LLC”...

    • Posted December 26, 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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  • Rome Wasn’t Counterfeited In A Day

    At the ripe young age of 25 Atlanta Georgia’s Vincent Gerome Rome Jr., pleaded guilty to manufacturing counterfeit $100 bills along with being a felon in a charge of a possession of a firearm. Over an approximately...

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Mother Sentenced To Almost 6 Years Jail Time In Family Fraud Affair

    Earlier this year Janice Edwina Demmitt was convicted of the federal felony offenses charged in a 27-count indictment against her and her son, Timothy Fry. At trial, Demmitt was convicted on on one count of conspiracy to...

    • Posted November 29, 2011
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  • Vanguard Settles With $2 Million In False Claims Act

    It was announced last week that the United States and the State of Tennessee will be receiving $2 million in a settlement of False Claims Act allegations from Vanguard and its wholly owned subsidiary, Vanguard Health Care...

    • Posted November 16, 2011
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  • If You’re Catering To Criminals, You’re Probably A Criminal

    I’ve never really thought or paid much mind to where a criminal would buy a car. Have you? I mean, think about it, you’d figure if someone was hiding from the police or the Internal Revenue Service...

    • Posted November 15, 2011
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  • $78 Million Mortgage Fraud “Dream Home” Scheme Owner Convicted

    Andrew Hamilton Williams, Jr., was convicted last week in Maryland of fraud conspiracy, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection to a massive mortgage fraud scheme. The scheme, entitled “Metro Dream Homes” promised to...

    • Posted November 14, 2011
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  • Former Chief Accountant Of Beazer Homes Convicted Of Fraud

    Last Friday former chief accounting officer, Michael Rand, for Beazer Homes was convicted for seven crimes relating to an accounting fraud conspiracy at Beazer over a seven year time span along with document destruction and obstruction of...

    • Posted November 2, 2011
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  • Is It Prescription Harvesting Season Again? Sixteen Arrested In Conjunction With Operation “Psyched Out”

    I love the names investigators attach to investigations. For example, last week 16 arrests in conduction with Operation “Psyched Out” were made. Operation “Psyched Out”! Love the name, not the act. Apparently sixteen people affiliated with the...

    • Posted November 1, 2011
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  • Friendship Volunteer Fire Department Not So Friendly After Deputy Chief Embezzles Federal Funds

    When I hear the mention of Alabama’s Friendship Volunteer Fire Department (FVFD) my mind immediately jumps to the thought of a sweet, small, benevolent, rural community; and not necessarily to fraud and theft. ::Sigh:: Thank you cruel...

    • Posted October 28, 2011
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  • 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...

    • Posted October 7, 2011
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