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Suburban St. Louis man convicted of defrauding investors
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man has been convicted of fraud charges for a scheme that cost investors nearly $300,000. A federal jury on Thursday found 45-year-old Robert S. Beyer of Kirkwood guilty of wire fraud and money laundering. Sentencing is Dec. 7. A message seeking comment ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Fraud Supreme Court of the United States Prosecution United States Department of Justice United States Prosecutor Federal Bureau of Investigation Phone fraud
Prosecutor: Man stole $250K from Harley shop
Elliott is charged with embezzlement of more than $100,000. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.        
899 points by Detroit Free Press | Theft Lawyer Larceny Prosecutor Jury Trial Embezzlement Fraud
Former New York worker accused of misusing state credit card
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York authorities allege that a former state employee made more than $16,500 in unapproved personal purchases on a state-issued credit card last year, including a wedding ceremony and family vacations at an upstate amusement park. Inspector General Leahy Scott says an investigation found that 46-year-old ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | New York Niagara Falls Western New York Rochester New York Marilyn Monroe Fraud English-language films United States
Washington man charged in $2.7-million Alaska fraud case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal authorities have arrested a Washington state man suspected of defrauding Alaskans by promising to share a pharmaceutical settlement if they helped pay his medical expenses. Federal prosecutors in Anchorage say 55-year-old Floyd Mann, Jr. of Puyallup (pew-AL-up) bilked Alaskans out of $2.7 million and used ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington United States Alaska Fraud U.S. state United States Department of Justice Supreme Court of the United States United States Attorney
Gabon election: Jean Ping challenges result in court
Jean Ping lodges complaint with Constitutional Court contesting the official results of last month's presidential vote.
258 points by Al Jazeera English | Voting Ali Bongo Ondimba Gabon Constitution Fraud European Union Democracy Prime minister
Bel Air man indicted in $50 million telemarketing swindle
A Harford County man is one of two people facing federal mail fraud charges for allegedly masterminding a direct marketing swindle involving the sale of light bulbs and cleaning products to businesses and nonprofits that prosecutors say netted co-conspirators more than $50 million. An indictment...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Mail fraud Supreme Court of the United States Allegation United States district court Victim Plea Fraud Grand jury
Inside a $10M scheme to steal federal funds intended to feed hungry children
At least 12 people in Arkansas have been charged with crimes related to USDA feeding programs.
5672 points by The Washington Post | Plea Arraignment Fraud Alford plea Political corruption Mail fraud Federal Bureau of Investigation Wire fraud
Wells Fargo to pay $150 million-plus over allegations its workers opened fake accounts
City and federal officials have reached a settlement of at least $150 million with Wells Fargo over allegations that the bank’s employees, driven by strict sales quotas, regularly opened new accounts for customers without their knowledge. The settlement, according to documents reviewed by The Times,...
8774 points by Los Angeles Times | Wells Fargo Lawsuit Bank of America Credit card Los Angeles Bank Fraud Dispute resolution
Judge dismisses insurance fraud case against Fallston resident, pharmacy owner
Citing missteps by prosecutors, a federal judge has dismissed criminal charges against a one-time Fallston resident, who had been accused of defrauding Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers of millions of dollars through a chain of pharmacies he owned in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington,...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Jury Indictment Grand jury Harford County Maryland Lawyer Prescription drug Prosecutor Fraud
Identity thieves set sights on college students
The IRS says that fraudsters are trying to trick young people into paying bills they don't owe, and other scams.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Identity theft Fair Credit Reporting Act Credit score Credit card Social Security number Fraud Credit card fraud Theft
FBI launches billboard campaign to find Baltimore Co. man charged in mail fraud case
The FBI launched a billboard campaign Wednesday to track down a Lutherville man who is wanted in an alleged $50 million mail fraud scheme.Brian Keith Wallen, 52, is one of two men named in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday. The June indictment alleges that Wallen was the CEO of companies...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Baltimore County Maryland Federal Bureau of Investigation Plea Fraud Law enforcement agency Baltimore United States Secret Service United States Department of Justice
Former South Street Headhouse District chairman pleads guilty to fraud
Daniel Christensen, former chairman of the South Street Headhouse District, pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud for embezzling money meant to beautify and promote the entertainment corridor.
129 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Plea Prosecutor Supreme Court of the United States Fraud
Trilobites: Catfished by a Catfish: 1 in 5 Seafood Samples Are Frauds, Report Finds
“It is likely that the average consumer has eaten mislabeled fish,” said an author of the study, which analyzed 25,000 samples from around the world.
4872 points by The New York Times | Seafood Fish Grocery store Endangered species Fraud Safeway Inc. Mackerel Bait and switch
Paul Ryan: FBI acting like ‘arm of Clinton campaign’
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is lambasting the FBI for burying its Hillary Clinton report by releasing it over the long Labor Day weekend. The Republican leader said it made the Feds look like a “political operator” rather than law enforcement. Read Full Article at
1016 points by Russia Today | Federal Bureau of Investigation E-mail President of the United States Fraud J. Edgar Hoover United States Intelligence Community Labor Day Director of National Intelligence
Charged with supporting ISIS, Bronx man gets one weekly hour to review case against him
Sajmir Alimehmeti, a 22-year-old Bronx man, is accused of attempting to provide material support to ISIS and making a false statement in his passport application. Despite these serious charges, he only has one hour a week to review the evidence against him. Read Full Article at
70 points by Russia Today | Improvised explosive device Terrorism New York Post Manhattan New York City Prison Islam Fraud
The 197th District has an unofficial winner, and an official investigation

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Voting Elections Election Democracy Fraud Write-in candidate California's 11th congressional district Candidate
T-Mobile Will Now Flag Scam Calls
T-Mobile has a new feature that will flag "known scam" calls for its wireless users, according to Grant Castle, the company's VP of engineering services.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Telemarketing Fraud Confidence trick
Michigan businessman gets 11 years for embezzlement
Authorities said he used “a variety of methods” to execute and cover his embezzlement.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Bank Fraud Financial services Genesee County Michigan Oakland County Michigan Credit union Theft 2015
Republicans call for investigation of 197th special election

-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Voting Election Democracy Elections Voting system Fraud Political corruption Ballot stuffing
Credit union thief begs for mercy, gets none
“This offense represents pure greed,” judge tells ex-credit union executive Michael LaJoice, who stole $18.6 million        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Law Crime Fraud Detroit Prison Plea Theft Embezzlement
Letter names BLM agent in charge of Bundy case as target of federal ethics probe
Bureau of Land Management Agent Dan Love, who is a central figure in the government’s case against rancher Cliven Bundy, has been identified as the target of a broad federal ethics probe in a letter that accuses him of scrubbing emails, influencing witnesses, and deleting hundreds of documents the day before a congressional investigative committee issued a records request.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Federal Bureau of Investigation United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Fraud Burning Man Jason Chaffetz Inspector Federal government of the United States Law enforcement agency
Lou Dobbs thinks the media is covering Trump's voter fraud claims all wrong
"The biggest stories are being ignored for what I think are reflexive and simple stories."
25 points by The Washington Post | CNN President of the United States Lou Dobbs Lou Dobbs Tonight White House Voting President Fraud
Fillon inquiry to remain open: prosecutor
France's financial prosecutor said Thursday that its investigation into presidential candidate François Fillon will remain open, in what must be another blow to a campaign dogged by allegations of corruption.
41 points by CNN | Socialist Party Prime minister National Front Judge Fraud Republic Jean-Marie Le Pen Marine Le Pen
Judge nixes overseas vacation for Wilmington Trust defendant
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A federal judge overseeing the criminal fraud trial against Wilmington Trust and four former top executives has refused to allow one of the defendants to leave the country. Former controller Kevyn Rakowski sought a change in her pretrial release conditions so she and her husband could ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Truth Wilmington Delaware Crime Fraud Lawyer Criminal law The Washington Times Loan
Letter: The real fraud
The real fraudThere is nothing more despicable and immoral than when a person makes things up, lies and deceives for the purpose of gaining some personal advantage. Yet, this is exactly what is going on in our State House with the Republican accusations of voter fraud. Claiming that there are buses...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Fraud Democracy Law Deception Lie Voting United States House of Representatives Plurality voting system
Letter: Put up or shut up
Put up or shut upAs a voter in New Hampshire, I’m tired of the continuous rhetoric regarding election fraud. I say it’s time for the president and the governor to put up or shut up. If either one has verifiable proof that voter fraud happened during the 2016 election, then bring that proof to the st...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Shut up Office Election Fraud Bill Clinton Voting Electoral fraud
Hot Topic: Readers react to Trump’s claim and election-related legislation
Last week, President Donald Trump suggested that he and former senator Kelly Ayotte lost in New Hampshire on Nov. 8 due to widespread voter fraud. Here is what some of our readers had to say about Trump’s claim.Guilty as chargedI confess. I did it. On Nov. 8, 2016, I drove to every one of New Hampsh...
8 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire Democracy Elections Election Voting Fraud Voting system Voter turnout
Woman accused of making phony bills, using them in Nevada cities, pleads guilty to counterfeiting
A woman accused of making $100 bills and using them at Reno, Carson City, and Sparks businesses pleaded guilty to counterfeiting.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Fraud Nevada Reno Nevada English-language films California Trail Lake Tahoe Personal computer Washoe County Nevada
Scammers using ICE raids to rob immigrants
The surge of raids by US immigration agents has given birth to a new breed of con artist: immigration scammers. People posing as law enforcement have reportedly been demanding money from immigrants, claiming failure to do so will result in deportation. Read Full Article at
149 points by Russia Today | Notary public Lawyer U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Confidence trick Fraud Immigration European Union Deception
Are you a victim of these scams targeting seniors?
IRS imposter scam, sweepstakes cons, computer scams, elder financial abuse rated high risk       
163 points by USA Today | Fraud United States Senate Identity theft Federal Trade Commission Confidence trick Deception Internal Revenue Service Taxation in the United States
Alanis Morissette loses $2M in jewelry after robbery at her California home
Thieves pocketed approximately $2 million in jewelry from Alanis Morissette‘s home last week, TMZ first reported.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Theft Victim The Victim Crime Alanis Morissette Fraud Larceny Criminal law
Indictment: Alleged card fraud targeted deceased victims
PHOENIX (AP) - A state grand jury indictment stemming from a Tempe Police Department investigation accuses two men of involvement in a fraud scheme that allegedly targeted deceased holders of credit cards. A Jan. 23 indictment charges Jason Siebert-Thomas and Daylon G. Pierce with multiple counts of conspiracy, fraud and ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Jury Indictment Fraud Police Lawyer Legal professions Prosecution Grand jury
Behind the scenes: A White House in turmoil
In the White House East Room Monday, President Donald Trump held a news conference with the Canadian Prime Minister that was standard and drama-free. But that belied what is going on behind the scenes: a White House in turmoil.
2645 points by CNN | President of the United States White House Executive Office of the President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt Bill Clinton Fraud Thomas Jefferson Washington D.C.
Arlington Heights man gets 2 years in prison for wire fraud
A northwest suburban man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for wire fraud.
22 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Finance Fraud Remainder Debt Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Supreme Court of the United States Euclidean algorithm
Philippines mining shutdown
Can the world's largest producer of nickel ore really live without its metals industry?
63 points by Al Jazeera English | Advertising Fraud Stainless steel Mining World Iron Nickel Mexico
Camden County sisters tried to scam Geico and got caught, authorities say
They lied about which one was involved in a car accident, and then sought thousands of dollars to cover medical bills, authorities said.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Jury Camden County New Jersey New Jersey Camden New Jersey Automobile Insurance Grand jury Fraud
Sister-in-law of San Bernardino terror attack shooter pleads guilty in marriage fraud case
The sister-in-law of one of two shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack pleaded guilty Thursday to helping arrange a sham marriage that was uncovered in the aftermath of the attack.  Tatiana Farook, 32, entered a guilty plea in federal district court in Riverside to one count of conspiracy...
50 points by Los Angeles Times | Federal Bureau of Investigation Terrorism Fraud Marriage Plea
State AG Shapiro warns against funeral home scams
In the wake of criminal charges filed recently against a Washington County funeral home owner accused of a long-term, large-scale scam, officials including state Attorney General Josh Shapiro gathered today in Washington to warn people about avoiding similar frauds.
5 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Funeral Funeral home Prosecution Criminal law Escrow Fraud Death customs Legal documents
Senators decry non-disclosure pacts needed to view state voter fraud info
Two Texas senators are promising to fight a confidential agreement they signed with the secretary of state's office before being allowed to view voter fraud complaints reported to the agency.
3 points by The Houston Chronicle | United States Senate Elections Cabinet Agreement Election Fraud Houston Electoral fraud
5 ways crooks try to rip us off in tax season
What are the latest tax scams? E-mails claiming to be from the boss to gather W-2 databases and emails targeting CPAs.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Taxation in the United States Tax Internal Revenue Service Tax refund Taxation Income tax Fraud Income tax in the United States
Houston man pleads guilty in prison wire fraud case
Turner is a part of a ring that took more than $4 million from the families of inmates in the past six years by claiming they could obtain reductions in the prison sentences in exchange for money, federal prosecutors said. The ring claimed the cash would be used to pay for a network of confidential informants who would make undercover drug transactions at the direction of prosecutors and investigators.
5 points by The Houston Chronicle | Fraud Family United States Department of Justice
Fake doc gets 13 years; compares himself to Jesus, Bill Cosby
Scott Redman saw more than 100 patients with mental illnesses and prescribed drugs.
105 points by Chicago Sun-Times | United States Martin Luther King Jr. Theft Identity theft Fraud Sigmund Freud Controlled Substances Act Federal government of the United States
Russian Opposition Activist Navalny Found Guilty in Retrial
A court in a provincial Russian city has found opposition leader Alexei Navalny guilty in the retrial of a 2013 fraud case, which means that he cannot run for president next year.
68 points by The Wall Street Journal | Judge Jury Leader of the Opposition Verdict United States Opposition Fraud Titles
Man charged with sending more than 1M spam emails
A man has been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly sending more than a million spam emails and damaging multiple computer networks.
303 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Judge E-mail spam Jury United States magistrate judge Fraud Prosecution Magistrate Phishing
Why even businesses with ‘A’ ratings can’t be trusted
Don’t be fooled by that A-rating from the Better Business Bureau, a consumer watchdog group warned on Tuesday. Fifteen companies that carried an A-rating from the BBB in 2016 had settled federal regulatory charges over deceptive advertising, the group, Truth in Advertising, said in a report. The high rating did not change even though some...
1 points by New York Post | Federal Trade Commission Consumer protection Consumer False advertising Fraud Complaint Federal Bureau of Investigation Business
Adams County Crime Blotter: Hit and run, leave the license plate
A patrolling Thornton police officer found a set of tire marks in the snow that led to a damaged light pole at the intersection of 128th Avenue and Lincoln Street. A license plate was tangled around the pole. Police found the owner of the car at his house and ticketed him.
1 points by The Denver Post | Adams County Colorado Front Range Urban Corridor Colorado municipalities Circuit breaker Fraud Leo White American films Jess Robbins
Havertown podiatrist sentenced to 8 years in $5M health-care fraud

-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Fraud Credit card Podiatry Law Abuse Plea Medicare Federal Bureau of Investigation
Former Florida lawmaker gets home detention for fraud
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A former state representative from Jacksonville accused of using more than $65,000 in campaign contributions on personal expenses has been sentenced to six months of home detention. The Florida Times-Union ( reports that 41-year-old Reggie Fullwood was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in September to federal ...
3 points by The Washington Times | Jacksonville Florida The Florida Times-Union Political corruption Supermarket Prison Fraud Campaign finance Felony
Hearing set for men accused of scamming $4M+ from government
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Two men accused of scamming millions of dollars from a project to turn warheads into nuclear reactor fuel are due in a South Carolina federal court later this month. Court records show a pretrial conference is scheduled Feb. 27 in the wire fraud and conspiracy case ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | South Carolina Fraud Plutonium Nuclear fuel Savannah River Site Savannah River Lawyer Federal government of the United States
Adviser admits to stealing $1M from Glen Rice, others
Brian Ourand, 55, of Chicago pleaded guilty to wire fraud Monday in federal court.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Boxing World Boxing Council Mike Tyson Pleas Fraud Associated Press Plea Copyright