Financial Fraud: William M. Apostelos Sentenced For Defrauding Nearly 500 Victims In a $70 Million Ponzi Scheme

Local Businessman Sentenced to 180 Months in Prison for Orchestrating $70 Million Ponzi Scheme Defendant Ordered to Pay More Than $32 Million in Restitution DAYTON – William M. Apostelos, 55, formerly of Springboro, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 180 months in prison for defrauding nearly 500 victims in a $70 million Ponzi […]

Financial Fraud: Anthony J. Atkins Sentenced For Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud, Four Counts of False Statements To a Federally Insured Financial Institution

Former Bank President Sentenced to Five Years for Bank Fraud Scheme PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Anthony J. Atkins, 51, of Eufaula, Alabama, was sentenced yesterday to 63 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $2.4 million in restitution for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, four counts of false statements to a federally insured financial […]

Financial Fraud: Scott J. Wolas Indicted on Seven Counts of Wire Fraud And One Count of Aggravated Identity Theft

Former Quincy Man Indicted for $1.7 Million Real Estate Fraud Scheme and Ex-Wife Indicted for Lying BOSTON – A man who had been a fugitive for more than 20 years before his arrest in Florida in April 2017, was indicted yesterday in connection with a $1.7 million real estate investment fraud scheme in Quincy, Mass. […]

Health Care Fraud: PAMC, Ltd. and Pacific Alliance Medical Center Inc., Agrees To Pay to Settle Allegations Arising From Improper Financial Arrangements with Physicians

Los Angeles Hospital Agrees To Pay $42 Million to Settle Allegations Arising From Improper Financial Arrangements with Physicians The owners of Pacific Alliance Medical Center, an acute care hospital located in the Chinatown District of Los Angeles, have agreed to pay $42 million to settle allegations that they were involved in improper financial relationships with […]

Cyber Crime: Muhammad Sohail Qasmani Pleaded Guilty Charged With One Count of Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

Man Who Laundered Millions From Massive Computer Hacking And Telecommunications Fraud Scheme Gets 48 Months In Prison NEWARK, N.J. – A Pakistani citizen was sentenced today to 49 months in prison for laundering more than $19.6 million on behalf of the perpetrators of a massive international computer hacking and telecommunications fraud scheme, Acting U.S. Attorney […]

Tax Fraud: Richard J. Morgan Charged In a Criminal Information With One Count of Bank Fraud

Shavertown Man Charged With Embezzling Over $428,000 And Obstructing An IRS Investigation SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Richard J. Morgan, age 54, of Shavertown, Pennsylvania, was charged on June 27, 2017, in a criminal information with one count of bank fraud and one count […]

Financial Fraud: Rafael Popoteur Pleaded Guilty For Conspiring to Commit Bank Fraud In ‘Shotgun’ Loan Scheme

Homeowner Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Banks In ‘Shotgun’ Loan Scheme NEWARK, N.J. – A Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a scheme to use false information and simultaneous loan applications at multiple banks to fraudulently obtain home equity lines of credit, a practice known as “shotgunning,” Acting U.S. Attorney William E. […]

Healthcare Fraud And Consumer Protection: Barry Cadden Sentenced for Racketeering Leading to Nationwide Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Owner of New England Compounding Center Sentenced for Racketeering Leading to Nationwide Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Outbreak Was the Largest Public Health Crisis Ever Caused by a Pharmaceutical Product The owner and head pharmacist of New England Compounding Center (NECC) was sentenced today to nine years in prison in connection with the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis […]

Financial Fraud: Renee Tartaglione Guilty On All Counts of Conspiracy, Fraud, And Theft From Juniata Community Mental Health Clinic (JCMHC)

Head Of Nonprofit Mental Health Clinic Found Guilty of Fraud Against Clinic Philadelphia – Today, a federal jury found Renee Tartaglione, 61, of Philadelphia, PA, guilty on all counts of conspiracy, fraud, and theft from a nonprofit clinic that provided mental health services to persons eligible under Medicaid. Tartaglione defrauded the Juniata Community Mental Health […]

Fiancial Fraud: Hussain Abdullah Sentenced For Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, And Aggravated Identity Theft

Leader Of Fraudulent Credit Card Scheme Sentenced To Five Years In Prison Used the Personal Information of Victims to Fraudulently Obtain Credit, With Losses of More Than $225,000 June 23, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE www.justice.gov/usao/md Contact ELIZABETH MORSE (410) 209-4885 Greenbelt, Maryland – On June 23, 2017, U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel sentenced Hussain […]

Financial Fraud: David Marzano, Laura Blair And Janece Burke Sentenced for Orchestrating a Nationwide Exchange Visitor Program Fraud Scheme

Three Sentenced for Orchestrating a Nationwide Exchange Visitor Program Fraud Scheme Acting United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama, U.S. Department of State Inspector General Steve A. Linick, and Homeland Security Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer, Jr. of the New Orleans Field Office announce that lead defendant David Marzano […]

Financial Fraud: John Thomas Burch Pled Guilty to a Federal Charge of Wire Fraud

Former Charity President Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Money Admits Using $149,317 for Clubs, Hotels, Restaurants, and Women WASHINGTON – John Thomas Burch, 75, of Alexandria, Virginia, pled guilty today to a federal charge of wire fraud, arising from his embezzlement while he was the president of the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation, announced U.S. Attorney Channing […]

Tax Fraud: Everardo Laurian Pleaded Guilty to Theft of Government Money

Daly City Resident Pleads Guilty In Tax Fraud Scheme OAKLAND – Everardo Laurian pleaded guilty to theft of government money announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge Michael T. Batdorf. Laurian, 26, of Daly City, pleaded guilty to theft of government money. The Honorable Jeffery […]

Tax Fraud: Reginald Eaford Charged With Conspiracy to Make And Present False, Fictitious, And Fraudulent Claims To The IRS

Essex County, New Jersey, Man Gets 51 Months In Prison For Prison Tax Scam NEWARK, N.J. – An East Orange, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to file false federal income tax returns on behalf of inmates at the Essex County Correctional Facility, Acting […]

Financial Fraud: Moiz Mumtaz Ali Pleaded Guilty to One Count of Failure to Develop, Implement, And Maintain An Anti-Money Laundering Program

McKinney Man Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Obtaining and Cashing $16 Million in U.S. Treasury Checks DALLAS – A McKinney, Texas, man, Moiz Mumtaz Ali, 36, appeared last week before U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater and pleaded guilty to one count of failure to develop, implement, and maintain an anti-money laundering program, announced John Parker, […]

Financial Fraud: Michael Allen Braun Sentenced for conspiracy To Commit Theft of Honest Services, Wire Fraud And Bribery of a Public Official

Federal Government Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Providing Bribes in a Government Contract Fraud Scheme PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Michael Allen Braun, 54, of Forest Lake, Minnesota, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and $126,300 in restitution for conspiracy (to commit theft of honest services and wire fraud) and bribery of a public official. Co-conspirator […]

Financial Fraud: Michael “Mickey” Henschel Indicted In Foreclosure-Delay Scam Targeting Struggling Homeowners

Van Nuys Man Named in Federal Fraud Indictment Alleging $7 Million Foreclosure-Delay Scam Targeting Struggling Homeowners LOS ANGELES – The alleged mastermind of a foreclosure-avoidance scam that targeted distressed homeowners has been arrested on federal charges that he orchestrated a bankruptcy fraud scheme that brought in more than $7 million from victims. Michael “Mickey” Henschel, […]

Healthcare Fraud: Genesis Healthcare, Inc. Agrees To Pay To Resolve Allegations Of Medically Unnecessary Rehabilitation Therapy

Genesis Healthcare, Inc. Agrees To Pay Federal Government $53.6 Million To Resolve Allegations Of Medically Unnecessary Rehabilitation Therapy And Hospice Services SAN FRANCISCO-  The Justice Department announced today that Genesis Healthcare, Inc. (Genesis) will pay the federal government $53,639,288.04, including interest, to settle six federal lawsuits and investigations regarding the submission of false claims for […]