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Financial Fraud – Press Releases


Three More Individuals Captured in Michigan Committing Credit Card Fraud at Meijer are Sentenced to Federal Prison
Western District of Michigan — November 29, 2011
Georgia Couple Sentenced for Running a "Ponzi" Scheme that Cost Investors $18 Million
Northern District of Georgia — November 29, 2011
Southfield Family Practice Doctor, Dr. Gwendolyn Washington, Sentenced to 120 Months for Public Corruption, Illegal Prescription Drug Trafficking and Health Care Fraud
Eastern District of Michigan — November 28, 2011
Framingham Man Sentenced to 102 Months for $17 Million Ponzi Scheme
District of Massachusetts — November 28, 2011
Georgia Man Sentenced to 15 Years for $94 Million Fraud
Middle District of Florida — November 23, 2011
Former Owner and President of Allied Health Care Services, Inc. Sentenced to more that 16 Years in Prison in $135 Million Medical Equipment Lease Scheme
District of New Jersey — November 22, 2011
North Texas Men receive Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences for Role in Insurance Fraud case Involving Arson
Northern District of Texas — November 18, 2011
Cincinnati Man Sentenced 200 Months for Leading Multi State Wire Fraud Conspiracy
Eastern District of Kentucky — November 18, 2011
West Des Moines Businessman Sentenced to 70 Months' Imprisonment Following Conviction in Multimillion Dollar Wire Fraud Scheme
Southern District of Iowa — November 16, 2011
Vanguard Health Care, Vanguard Health Care Ancillary to Pay Two Million Dollars to Settle False Claims Act Allegations
Middle District of Tennessee — November 8, 2011
Former Most Wanted Health Care Fraud Fugitives Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for $9.1 Million Detroit Medicare Fraud Scheme
Southern District of Florida — November 4, 2011
Triton President and C.E.O. Kurt Barton Sentenced to Federal Prison
Western District of Texas — November 4, 2011
Self-Proclaimed "Governor" of Alabama and Wife Convicted of Tax Fraud
Middle District of Alabama — November 4, 2011
Triton President and C.E.O. Kurt Barton Sentenced to Federal Prison
Western District of Texas — November 4, 2011
California-Based DFine Inc. to Pay U.S. More than $2.3 Million to Settle Claims that Company Paid Kickbacks to Physicians
Western District of Tennessee — October 31, 2011
Albertville Man Sentenced for Involvement in $7.7-Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
District of Minnesota — October 31, 2011
Woman Who Embezzled Nearly $1 Million From Company Sentenced to Four Years in Prison
Western District of Washington — October 31, 2011
Leslie Janous Sentenced to 110 Months in Prison for Wire Fraud and Money Laundering
Eastern District of Tennessee — October 27, 2011
Washington, D.C., Woman Sentenced to 75 Months for Counterfeit Check Scheme
Eastern District of Virginia — October 28, 2011
Leslie Janous Sentenced to 110 Months in Prison for Wire Fraud and Money Laundering
Eastern District of Tennessee — October 27, 2011
Christopher Bass Sentenced to Over 12 1/2 Years Imprisonment for Orchestrating Ponzi-Style Scheme
Nothern District of New York — October 27, 2011
Florida Broker-Dealer Sentenced to 105 Months in Prison for Defrauding Customers
District of Columbia — October 27, 2011
Wauconda Man Senteced to More than 9 Years in Prison for "Ponzi" Scheme
Northern District of Illinois — October 27, 2011
Leader of $200 Million Real Estate Investment Scam Charged in 45-Count Indictment with Fraud and Money Laundering
District of New Jersey — October 27, 2011
Vicki L. Perchinske was Sentenced to Four Years in Prison
Nothern District of Ohio — October 26, 2011
Former Owner of Stoughton Temporary Employment Agency Sentenced for Under-the-Table Scheme
District of Massachusetts — October 26, 2011
Armarillo, Texas, Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Federal Prison on Money Laundering Charges
Northern District of Texas — October 25, 2011
West Covina Woman Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison for Running Investment Scheme that Raised Nearly $7 Million
Central District of California — October 25, 2011
Title Company Owner Sentenced for Wire Fraud in Scheme to Divert over #3 Million Intended to Pay off Previous Mortgages
District of Maryland — October 25, 2011
Florida Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft Offenses
District of Connecticut — October 21, 2011
Bank Fraudster Gets More Than 12 Years for Two Seperate Schemes
Eastern District of Pennsylvania — October 20, 2011
Former Lee-Nature's CEO Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for $685 Million Fraud Scheme
Western District of Pennsylvania — October 20, 2011
Minnesota Man Sentenced for Stealing $8 Million from Investors, Including a Minnesota Finance Group
District of Minnesota — October 19, 2011
Construction Company Owner Sentenced to Prison for Committing Mortgage Fraud
District of Arizona — October 18, 2011
Bel-Air Man Convicted of Bankruptcy Fraud and Assault Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Federal Prison
Central District of California — October 18, 2011
Sacramento Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Defrauding Investors of Nearly $1 Million
Eastern District of California — October 18, 2011
Three Sentenced in Lighthouse Financial Mortgage Fraud Investigation
District of Oregon — October 18, 2011
Philip Lochmiller and Shawnee Carver of Valley Investments are Sentenced to Federal Prison
District of Colorado — October 18, 2011
Investment Advisor Sentenced to 97 Months in Ponzi Scheme
Eastern District of Michigan — October 17, 2011
Woman Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud Scheme in Lexington
Eastern District of Kentucky — October 14, 2011
Former Agape World, Inc. Owner and President Sentenced to 25 Years Imprisonment for Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme
Eastern District of New York — October 14, 2011
Former Small Business Administration Loan Officer Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Undisclosed Sale of Loans to Relatives
Northern District of Illinois — October 13, 2011
Prominent L.A. Businessman Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Stealing Nearly $21 Million Entrusted to His Company
Central District of California — October 11, 2011
Jury Convicts Final Defendant in Major Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Eastern District of Texas — October 7, 2011
Former Loan Officer Pleads Guilty in $2.8 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme
District of Minnesota — October 6, 2011
Amherst Woman Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering
Western District of New York — October 5, 2011
Former Inchon Executive Sentenced to 10 and a Half Years in Prison for $4.2 Million Equipment Leasing, Financial Scheme
District of New Jersey — October 5, 2011
Two Sentenced in Mortgage Fraud Scheme
Eastern District of North Carolina — October 5, 2011
Former Capitol Investments CFO and Accountant Sentenced to Years in Priosn for Roles in $930 Million Ponzi Scheme
District of New Jersey — October 5, 2011
Edward P. May Sentenced for Orchestrating $350,000,000 Ponzi Scheme-Largest Ever in Michigan
Eastern District of Michigan — October 4, 2011
Hopkinsville, KY Businesswoman Sentenced to Sic Years in Prison for Investment Fraud Scam
Middle District of Tennessee — October 4, 2011
Son of Former Church Secretary Sentenced to Fifty-One Months in Prison for Bank Fraud and Money Laundering
Eastern District of Tennessee — October 4, 2011
Former CEO of Worldwide Financial Resources Sentenced in $11 Million Fraudulent Mortgage Loan scheme
District of New Jersey — September 27, 2011
Five Local Residents Among 16 Indicted Nationwide for Nearly $100 Million Tax Fraud Conspiracy, Largest False Claims Case Ever Prosecuted in MO
Western District of Missouri — September 22, 2011
Three Individuals Involved in Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme Sentenced to Federal Prison
District of Connecticut — September 22, 2011
ZVI Goffer Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 10 Years in Prison for Insider Trading
Southern District of New York — September 21, 2011
Lawyer Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Embezzling from Veterans
District of Kansas — September 19, 2011
Settlement in Civil Forfeiture Case Recovers Almost $2.6 Million for Victims of Investment Fraud Scheme
Southern District of Ohio — September 15, 2011
Long Grove Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Financing Fraud Scheme Resulting in $3 Million Loss
Northern District of Illinois — September 13, 2011
Employee of Tuskegee Attorney Sentenced to 33 Months in Federal Prison for Embezzling Funds from Veterans' Accounts
Middle District of Alabama — September 8, 2011
CEO of Carlstadt-Based Bulk Mail Company Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for $4.5 Million Wire Fraud Conspiracy
District of New Jersey — September 7, 2011
Westbrook Man Who Embezzled from Employer is Sentenced to 51 Months in Federal Prison
District of Connecticut — September 7, 2011
Hobbs Farmer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Tax Fraud, Fraudulently Collecting Farm Subsidies
District of New Mexico — August 31, 2011
Gahanna Couple Sentenced for $20 Million Fraud Scheme
Southern District of Ohio — August 25, 2011
Baton Rouge Woman Sentenced to 30-Month Prison Term for Health Car Fraud
Middle District of Louisiana — August 25, 2011
Guilty Plea in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Bank Fraud & Money Laundering
Middle District of Louisiana — August 18, 2011
Bogus Investment Advisor Sentenced to Nine Years in Federal Prison for Running 15-Year, $15 Million Ponzi Scheme that Targeted Retired Bus and Train Operators
Central District of California — August 16, 2011
Two Owners of Southern California Environmental Companies Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison in Tax Case
Central District of California — August 5, 2011
Matthew La Madrid Sentenced for His Role Masterminding $30 Million Ponzi Scheme and Mortgage Fraud
Southern District of California — July 28, 2011
Montgomery Man Sentenced in Income Tax Fraud Case
Middle District of Alabama — June 29, 2011
Sandwich Man Sentenced to Five Years for $1.3 Million Fraud Against Ocean Spray
District of Massachusetts — June 22, 2011
Former Employee of U.S. Forest Service Sentenced to Four Years in Federal Prison for Embezzling $1.4 Million
Central District of California — June 21, 2011