Financial Fraud: Dawn Marie Wheeler Sentenced In A Mail Theft, Bank Fraud, And Aggravated Identity Theft Scheme

Former Cheyenne Resident Sentenced for Bank Fraud, Possession of Stolen Mail, and Aggravated Identity Theft United States Attorney Mark A. Klaassen announced that former Cheyenne resident Dawn Marie Wheeler, 51, was sentenced on November 26, 2018, to serve consecutive prison sentences of 27 months and 24 months, respectively, after engaging in a mail theft, bank […]

Financial Fraud: University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Have Pay For Settles Misuse Of Grant Funds

University Of Puerto Rico Settles Misuse Of Grant Funds Case SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico– On November 21, 2018, the United States Government recovered the sum of $1,772,790.00 from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) as part of a settlement agreement reached in connection to claims of misuse of grant funds provided to the UPR by […]

Financial Fraud: Jill Diane Applebury Pleaded Guilty To Defrauding Anchorage Medical Practice

Alaska Woman Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Anchorage Medical Practice Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that an Alaska woman pleaded guilty in federal court for devising multiple schemes to defraud an Anchorage medical practice through various means. Jill Diane Applebury, aka: “Jill Wetzsteon,” 53, d/b/a Applebury Accounting Services, of Anchorage, pleaded guilty today […]

Criminal Of Nature: Avin International LTD And Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises Pleaded Guilty In ILLEGALLY DISCHARGING OIL

TWO GREEK SHIPPING COMPANIES PLEAD GUILTY TO ILLEGALLY DISCHARGING OIL INTO TEXAS PORT WATERS Vessel Master and Operator Company Admit to Lying to Coast Guard, Company to Pay $4 Million Criminal Fine WASHINGTON – Two Greek shipping companies, Avin International LTD, and Nicos I.V. Special Maritime Enterprises, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Beaumont, […]

Financial Fraud: Amber R. Crowder And Shauna Marie Brumfield Pled Guilty To Federal Charge in Bid-Rigging Scheme

Former D.C. Schools Employee and Business Owner Plead Guilty to Federal Charge in Bid-Rigging Scheme Schools Employee Helped Steer Nearly $300,000 Contract to Her Friend WASHINGTON – A former employee of the District of Columbia Public Schools and a business owner, her longtime friend, pled guilty today to a federal mail fraud charge stemming from […]

Financial Fraud: Andrew Otero Convicted In $11 Million Veteran Set-Aside Fraud Scheme

Government Contractors Found Guilty in $11 Million Veteran Set-Aside Fraud Scheme Company and owner fraudulently misused “service-disabled veteran-owned small business” status to defraud the Department of Veterans Affairs and Army Corps of Engineers SAN DIEGO, CA – A federal jury today convicted Andrew Otero and his company, A&D General Contracting, Inc. (“A&D”), on charges that […]

Cyber Scams: Peter Vincent Cruz Pleaded Guilty To Money Laundering Charges In Fraud Proceeds From Online Romance

Man Pleads Guilty to Laundering Proceeds from Romance and Cyber Scams On November 16, 2018, Peter Vincent Cruz, a resident of Washington State and Alaska, pleaded guilty to money laundering charges, stemming from his decision to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraud proceeds from online romance and business email compromise (“BEC”) scams, announced […]

Tax Fraud: Wagdy Guirguis And Michael Higa Convicted Of Conspiracy To Defraud The United States

Owner of Engineering Firms and CPA Convicted in Tax Scheme Caused Millions in Tax Loss and Obstructed IRS Efforts to Collect Money and Penalties Owed A federal jury in Honolulu, Hawaii, convicted Wagdy Guirguis and Michael Higa of conspiracy to defraud the United States yesterday, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of […]

Financial Fraud: Peter Cash Doye And Raquel Reid Plead Guilty For Their Roles In a Massive Real Estate Fraud Scheme

JURY CONVICTS SAN DIEGO EXECUTIVE AND BROKER OF $50 MILLION REAL ESTATE FRAUD Defendants Used La Jolla and Del Mar Mansions to Defraud Lenders SAN DIEGO – Following a two-week trial, a jury returned guilty verdicts on all counts against finance executive Peter Cash Doye and notary public and real estate broker Raquel Reid for […]

Health Care Fraud: James Wildman Admitted Defrauding New Jersey State Health Benefits Programs

Ocean County, New Jersey, Schools Maintenance Worker Admits Health Care Fraud Conspiracy Targeting State Health Benefits Programs CAMDEN, N.J. – An Ocean County, New Jersey, man today admitted defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers out of more than $4 million by submitting fraudulent claims for medically unnecessary prescriptions, U.S. Attorney Craig […]

Financial Fraud: Temporary Injunction Against Individuals For Operating Three International Mail Fraud Schemes

District Court Enters Temporary Restraining Order Blocking Three Elder Fraud Schemes From Sending Fraudulent Letters A federal court in Central Islip, New York entered a temporary injunction today against individuals and corporations allegedly responsible for operating three international mail fraud schemes, the Department of Justice announced. These cases are part of the Department of Justice’s […]

Financial Fraud: KAM WONG Pled Guilty To Embezzling Millions Of Dollars From The Credit Union

Former Chief Executive Officer Of New York Credit Union Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Multimillion-Dollar Embezzlement Geoffrey S. Berman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that KAM WONG, the former chief executive officer (“CEO”) and president of the oldest New York credit union (the “Credit Union”), a […]

Financial Fraud: David Hansen Indicted For Wire Fraud And Six Counts of Tax Fraud

Former Owner and CEO of Yellowstone Partners Investment Firm Indicted for Fraud BOISE – David Hansen, 47, formerly of Idaho Falls, was indicted yesterday, by a federal grand jury sitting in Boise on 17 counts of wire fraud and six counts of tax fraud, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Hansen was the 90 percent […]

Email Scam Example: Antonio Guterres Manuel De Oliveira – UNITED NATIONS Headquarters

This is an email received about “ Antonio Guterres Manuel De Oliveira – UNITED NATIONS Headquarters ” is a phishing scam and why not try to contact these people or log onto these sites and enter your data because you risk being stolen. ——– Original Message ——– Subject: Fwd: Chief Hon, Antonio Guterres Manuel De […]

Email Scam Example: Mr. Peter F. Stanton – Chairman and CEO – Washington Trust Bank

Email Received About “ Mr. Peter F. Stanton – Chairman and CEO – Washington Trust Bank ” This is an email received about “ Mr. Peter F. Stanton – Chairman and CEO – Washington Trust Bank ” is a phishing scam and why not try to contact these people or log onto these sites and […]

Visa Fraud: Wright State University’s Board of Trustees Admitted to H1B Visa Fraud Violations

Wright State University Agrees to Pay Government $1 Million for Visa Fraud DAYTON – Wright State University’s Board of Trustees has accepted responsibility for visa fraud offenses on behalf of the university and agreed to pay the federal government $1 million. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Steve […]

Health Care Fraud: Michael Kestner And Lisabeth Smolenski Convicted For False Claims To Medicare And TRICARE

United States Files Suit Against Franklin, Tennessee-Based Pain, MD, LLC and Related Pain Clinics and Owners Lawsuit Alleges False Claims Act Conduct at Pain Management Clinics in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia NASHVILLE, Tenn. – November 16, 2018 –U.S. Attorney Don Cochran for the Middle District of Tennessee announced today that the United States has […]

Financial Fraud: Segun Prosper Otaru Indicted For Defrauded Their Victims Through Various Internet Scams

Nigerian National Indicted for Internet Fraud Scheme SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Nigerian national in St. Robert, Mo., has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in a conspiracy that used various internet scams to defraud victims. Segun Prosper Otaru, 26, was charged in a 12-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury […]