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June 9, 2022

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... jury in Detroit convicted a Michigan man today for a wire fraud and money laundering scheme to obtain more than $4.1 ... Ho was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, two counts of wire fraud, and two counts of money laundering. He is scheduled to ...

May 12, 2021

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... Hines, 29, of Miami, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud on Feb. 10 . According to court documents, Hines ... Trial Attorney Emily Scruggs of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Berger of ... Attorney Nicole Grosnoff is handling asset forfeiture. The Fraud Section leads the department’s prosecution of fraud ...

February 25, 2022

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... the loan funds. Buoi was convicted of four counts of wire fraud and one count of making a false statement to a ... a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for each wire fraud conviction and 30 years in prison for making false ... Attorney Della Sentilles of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mackenzie A. ...

April 15, 2022

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... serve as CEO. Sissoko was convicted of four counts of wire fraud. He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 18 and faces ... Trial Attorney Jason Covert of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section prosecuted the case. On May 17, 2021, the Attorney General established the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to marshal the resources of the ...

December 8, 2021

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... to a financial institution and two counts of bank fraud. She is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 25, 2022, and ... Chief Jonathan Robell of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Trial Attorney Matthew Grisier of the ... Jim McAlister of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The Fraud Section leads the Criminal Division’s prosecution of ...

October 13, 2021

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... Southern District of Florida to conspiracy to commit wire fraud on July 6. According to court documents, Garcia ... Southern District of Florida to conspiracy to commit wire fraud on July 22. According to court documents, Denton ... Stote was charged by complaint on June 24, 2020, with wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. His ...

March 10, 2022

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... Rapid Response Strike Force of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section are prosecuting the case. On May 17, 2021, the Attorney General established the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to marshal the resources of the ... to enhance efforts to combat and prevent pandemic-related fraud. The Task Force bolsters efforts to investigate and ...
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... to work with all of you and your teams on the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force and I've seen firsthand the ... individuals and entities, alleging billions of dollars in fraud. And that's impressive and it's made all the more ... that work, and redoubling our efforts to identify pandemic fraud, to charge and prosecute those individuals responsible ...

March 15, 2022

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... than $1.7 million in benefits. Pan pleaded guilty to wire fraud in August 2021. Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. ... Chief Justin M. Woodard of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ethan A. Ontjes ... District of North Carolina prosecuted the case. The Fraud Section leads the Criminal Division’s prosecution of ...

March 18, 2022

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... Rapid Response Strike Force of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section are prosecuting the case. On May 17, 2021, the Attorney General established the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to marshal the resources of the ... to enhance efforts to combat and prevent pandemic-related fraud. The Task Force bolsters efforts to investigate and ...

August 24, 2021

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... 48, of Clyde Hill, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering on March 15 . According to court ... Attorney Christopher Fenton of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Friedman of ... District of Washington are prosecuting the case. The Fraud Section leads the department’s prosecution of fraud ...

November 17, 2021

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... approximately $900,000 in PPP loans as a result of the fraud. As part of his plea agreement, Rivero agreed to ... Attorney Della Sentilles of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Browne ... handled the asset-forfeiture component of the case. The Fraud Section leads the Criminal Division’s prosecution of ...

August 10, 2021

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... Attorney Christopher Fenton of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Masada of ... District of Washington are prosecuting the case. The Fraud Section leads the department’s prosecution of fraud schemes that exploit the PPP. In the months since the ...

March 17, 2021

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... was charged Tuesday by criminal information with wire fraud in connection with a scheme to obtain over 100 ... approximately $975,582 in PPP loans as a result of the fraud. Rivero is scheduled for his initial court appearance ... Attorney Della Sentilles of the Justice Department’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Browne ...

March 17, 2022

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... was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one count of bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, ... facts. He faces up to 30 years in prison for the bank fraud count, 20 years in prison for the wire fraud and money ...

February 15, 2022

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... guilty on Dec. 15, 2021, to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in the Northern District of Ohio. Assistant Attorney ... and Jessee Alexander-Hoeppner of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nicole Dupre for ... In May 2021, the Attorney General established the COVID-19 Fraud Enforcement Task Force to marshal the resources of the ...

November 8, 2021

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... pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of money laundering. He is scheduled to ... pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. He is scheduled to be sentenced ... Manzo and Della Sentilles of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rodolfo Ramirez ...

May 31, 2022

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... the indictment as Company-1) with two counts of securities fraud for his alleged participation in a scheme to mislead ... Sellinger for the District of New Jersey. “His alleged fraud cost investors millions of dollars in losses.”  ... undermines public safety and will bring those who commit fraud to justice.” Schessel is charged with two counts of ...

September 14, 2021

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... Bischoff, 60, of Macomb County, pleaded guilty to bank fraud on Nov. 23, 2020, in the Eastern District of Michigan. ... Attorney Philip B. Trout of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section; Trial Attorney Chad M. Davis of Criminal ... the Eastern District of Michigan prosecuted the case. The Fraud Section leads the department’s prosecution of fraud ...

November 29, 2021

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... Bostic was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud and three counts of wire fraud. She was found not guilty of bank fraud. She is ...

December 14, 2021

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... years, when in fact he had pleaded guilty to felony wire fraud charges in the Southern District of Texas in April ... estate, and luxury vehicles. Davis is charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering. The defendant is scheduled for ...

April 6, 2022

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... in November 2021 to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and one count of engaging in a monetary transaction ... up to 30 years in prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and up to 10 years in prison for money laundering. A ... Attorney Jennifer Bilinkas of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Higgins ...

April 20, 2022

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... their alleged participation in various health care related fraud schemes that exploited the COVID-19 pandemic. These ... the department seized over $8 million in cash and other fraud proceeds. “The Department of Justice’s Health Care Fraud Unit and our partners are dedicated to rooting out ...

July 30, 2021

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... pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud on May 14, 2021. According to court documents, Clark ... Stote was charged by complaint on June 24, 2020, with wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and his case ...

February 3, 2022

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... Fort Lauderdale found Bostic guilty of conspiracy and wire fraud on Nov. 24, 2021. In addition to her prison sentence, ... Southern District of Florida to conspiracy to commit wire fraud on Nov. 1, 2021. As part of the fraud scheme, Pierre obtained a PPP loan for his company, ...

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