Month: April 2017

Financial Fraud

Financial Fraud: BARBARA BYRD-BENNETT Sentenced For Using Her Position In exchange For Bribes and Kickbacks

Former Chief Executive of Chicago Public Schools Sentenced to More Than Four Years in Prison in Connection with Bribery and Kickback Scheme CHICAGO — BARBARA BYRD-BENNETT was sentenced today to more than four years in federal prison for using her position in charge of the Chicago Public Schools to guide […]

Financial Fraud

Financial Fraud: TIMOTHY W. BURKE Sentenced For Defrauding Distressed Homeowners, And Tax Evasion

Man Who Defrauded Dozens of Distressed Connecticut Homeowners Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TIMOTHY W. BURKE, also known as “Bill Burke,” “William Burke,” “Kerry Saunders,” “Pat Riley,” “Jim Caldwell,” “Jim Saunders,” “Tom Morrisey,” “Jimmy,” “Phil […]

Investment Fraud

Investment Fraud: Jesse Holovacko Convicted In Six Counts of Wire Fraud And One Count of Investment Advisor Fraud

Former Investment Advisor Who Stole Client’s Retirement Savings Guilty On All Counts Of Wire Fraud And Investment Advisor Fraud TRENTON, N.J. – A former financial advisor entrusted with advising clients on investments was convicted by a federal jury today for defrauding his client, a former factory worker, out of his […]

Identity Theft

Identity Theft: Kelvin Lyles Sentenced For Wire Fraud And Fraud “Synthetic Identities”

Identity Thief sentenced for using a new form of fraud “Synthetic Identities” ATLANTA – Creating “synthetic identities” from phony Social Security numbers is one of the fastest growing forms of identity theft in the United States, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is prosecuting increased […]

Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage Fraud: Oscar Cantalicio Ortiz Guilty to Conspiring to Commit Bank, Mail And Wire Fraud

Fugitive Sought in Mortgage Fraud Scheme HOUSTON – A 53-year-old Houston-area contractor, set for sentencing in a $16 million loan fraud scheme, has now been charged with failing to appear, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez. Oscar Cantalicio Ortiz, who resided in Kingwood, pleaded guilty June 30, 2016, to conspiring to commit […]

Financial Fraud

Financial Fraud: Ignacio Beato Charged In a One Count Criminal Information And Wire Fraud

Hazleton Realtor Charged With Conspiracy SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Ignacio Beato, age 46, of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was charged in a one count criminal information on April 26, 2017, with conspiracy to engage in monetary transactions through a financial […]

Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare Fraud: Partners HealthCare System Have Agreed to Resolve Allegations That a BWH Stem Cell Research Laboratory

Partners Healthcare and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Agree to Pay $10 Million to Resolve Research Fraud Allegations BOSTON – The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced today that Partners HealthCare System and one of its hospitals, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (collectively, BWH), have agreed to pay $10 million to resolve allegations that […]

Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare Fraud: Forrest S. Kuhn, Jr., Has Agreed to Pay to Resolve Allegations That He Violated The Federal False Claims Act

Louisville Based Physician Settles Federal False Claims Act And State Civil Claims Pays $751,681.16 to settle allegations LOUISVILLE, KY – Forrest S. Kuhn, Jr., M.D., a physician specializing in allergy, asthma and immunology with medical offices in Louisville, Danville, and Glasgow, Kentucky, has agreed to pay $751,681.16 to resolve allegations […]

Healthcare Fraud

Healthcare Fraud: Braden Partners, L.P., Has Agreed to Pay To Teijin Pharma USA LLC, for Violating the False Claims Act

Oxygen Equipment Provider Pays $11.4 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations The Department of Justice announced today that Braden Partners, L.P., doing business as Pacific Pulmonary Services, has agreed to pay $11.4 million to resolve allegations against it and its general partner, Teijin Pharma USA LLC, for violating the […]

Tax Fraud

Tax Fraud: Dan Farhad Kalili, David Ramin Kalili And David Shahrokh Azarian Sentenced For Hiding Millions of Dollars

Southern California Residents sentenced to Prison for Hiding Millions of Dollars in Secret Foreign Bank Accounts Failed to Report Swiss and Israeli Accounts Held for Over a Decade Three Orange County, California residents were sentenced to prison today for willfully failing to report their foreign bank accounts in Switzerland and […]

Financial Fraud

Financial Fraud: Moiz Mumtaz Ali Charged With Commit Bank Fraud, Theft of Public Money, And Aggravated Identity Theft

Federal Grand Jury Indicts McKinney Man Charged With Fraudulently Obtaining and Cashing $16 Million in U.S. Treasury Checks DALLAS – An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas last week, and unsealed today, charges Moiz Mumtaz Ali, 36, of McKinney, Texas, with offenses related to his role in […]

Financial Fraud

Financial Fraud And Environment: Volkswagen AG Sentenced To Conspiracy to Defraud The United States, Engage in Wire Fraud, And Violate the Clean Air Act

Volkswagen AG Sentenced in Connection with Conspiracy to Cheat U.S. Emissions Tests Volkswagen AG (VW) was sentenced in federal court in Detroit today after pleading guilty on March 10, 2017, to three felony counts of: (1) conspiracy to defraud the United States, engage in wire fraud, and violate the Clean […]

Financial Fraud

Financial Fraud: Roman Valeryevich Seleznev Convicted to Steal Credit Card Numbers And Sell Them on Dark Market Websites

Russian Cyber-Criminal Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Hacking and Credit Card Fraud Scheme Stole and Sold Millions of Credit Card Numbers – Defrauding Victims of More Than $169 Million WASHINGTON – A 32-year-old Vladivostok, Russia, man was sentenced today to 27 years in prison for his computer hacking […]

Financial Fraud

Financial Fraud: A&D General Contracting, Inc. (“A&D”) and Action Telecom, Inc. (“Action”) Indicted For Veteran Set-Aside Fraud Scheme

Government Contractors Indicted in $11 Million Veteran Set-Aside Fraud Scheme Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rebecca S. Kanter (619-546-7304) and Aaron P. Arnzen (619-546-8384) SAN DIEGO, CA – Owners of local construction and telecommunications companies were arraigned in federal court today on charges that they fraudulently obtained more than $11 million in […]

Accountant Job Description

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Financial Fraud

Financial Fraud: TRAVELL THOMAS Sentenced For Orchestrating a Scheme Through False Threats And Representations

Owner And CEO Of Debt Collection Company Sentenced To 100 Months In Prison For Orchestrating $31 Million Debt Collection Scheme Thousands of Consumers Victimized in Largest Debt Collection Scheme Ever Charged Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that TRAVELL THOMAS, […]

Financial Fraud, Health Care Fraud

Financial Fraud: Terry Lynn and Rocky Freeland Anderson Charged to Commit Health Care Fraud, And Aggravated Identity Theft

Father and Son Charged in $16 Million Health Insurance Fraud Scheme DALLAS – An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Dallas this week charges Terry Lynn Anderson, 66, and Rocky Freeland Anderson, 36, of Dallas, with offenses related to their participation in an insurance fraud scheme, announced John […]