Financial Fraud: China Zhongwang Holdings Limited Indicted For A Complex Financial Fraud Scheme

Federal Indictment Alleges Scheme to Avoid Payment of $1.8 Billion in Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese Aluminum Imported as ‘Pallets’ Chinese Billionaire also Accused of Defrauding Investors by Inflating Value of Publicly Traded Company Through Sham Sales of Aluminum Stockpiled in U.S. LOS ANGELES – A federal grand jury indictment unsealed late Tuesday alleges a complex […]

Environment: Thomas S. Fritzel Found Guilty On Charges Of Disposing Of Asbestos In Violation Of The Clean Air Act

Jury Verdict: Lawrence Developer Violated Asbestos Disposal Laws TOPEKA, KAN. – A jury today found a Lawrence developer guilty on charges of disposing of asbestos in violation of the Clean Air Act. Thomas S. Fritzel, 53, Lawrence, Kan., was convicted on the following counts: Failing to notify authorities before removing asbestos (count two). Failing to […]

Financial Fraud: KENNETH CHARITY Pleaded Guilty To Conspiring To Defraud First NBC Bank

New Orleans Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Defraud First NBC Bank NEW ORLEANS – The United States Attorney’s Office announced that KENNETH CHARITY (“CHARITY”), age 54, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to defraud First NBC Bank, the New Orleans-based bank that failed in April 2017. According to […]

Cyber Crime: Shan Shi Was Convicted Of One Count Of Conspiracy To Commit Theft Of Trade Secrets

Texas Man Convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Trade Secrets A Texas man was convicted today by a federal jury in Washington D.C. of conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets. Following a nine-day trial, Shan Shi, 54, of Houston, Texas, was convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets. […]

Financial Fraud: JASON And YALE SCHIFF Is Charged With Multiple Counts Of Bank Fraud

Federal Probe into Bank Fraud in North Suburbs Adds Two New Defendants CHICAGO — A federal investigation that previously led to bank fraud and identity theft charges against a north suburban businessman has resulted in indictments against two additional defendants, including the businessman’s brother. JASON SCHIFF, 40, of Lincolnwood, is charged with three counts of […]

Financial Fraud: Complaint Against Digital Currency Exchange BTC-e And Alexander Vinnik

United States Files $100 Million Civil Complaint Against Digital Currency Exchange BTC-e And Chief Owner-Operator Alexander Vinnik Complaint seeks to enforce federal penalties for alleged violations of Bank Secrecy Act SAN FRANCISCO– The Department of Justice filed a civil complaint in federal court against digital currency exchange BTC-e, also known as Canton Business Corporation, and […]

Visa Fraud: WEIYUN HUANG Charged With One Count Of Conspiracy To Commit Visa Fraud

Federal Grand Jury in Chicago Indicts Chinese Businesswoman on Charges of Visa Fraud CHICAGO — A Chinese businesswoman has been indicted in Chicago on federal fraud charges for allegedly providing false verifications of employment for Chinese nationals seeking to stay in the United States on F-1 or H-1B visas. WEIYUN HUANG, also known as “Kelly […]

Health Care Fraud: Dinesh Goyal Pleaded Guilty To One Count Of Conspiracy To Commit An Offense Against The United States

Owensboro Man Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Conspiracy LEXINGTON, Ky. – Today, an Owensboro man admitted in federal court that he participated in a conspiracy to defraud health insurance programs of more than $1.3 million. Dinesh Goyal, 60, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, before […]

Financial Fraud: James A. Young Charging With Two Counts Of Wire Fraud And Three Counts Of Failure To File Tax Returns

Former Financial Planner Indicted For Investment Fraud Scheme And Failure To File Tax Returns PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Former financial planner James A. Young III, 49, of Milton, Florida, was arraigned today in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with two counts of wire fraud and […]

Financial Fraud: Todd Ficeto Found Guilty Of One Count Of Conspiracy To Commit Securities Fraud And Wire Fraud

Ex-Beverly Hills Stockbroker Convicted of Securities Fraud in $200 Million Portfolio-Pumping Stock Manipulation Scheme LOS ANGELES – A former Beverly Hills stockbroker who worked with fugitive hedge fund manager Florian Homm was found guilty by a jury late this afternoon of 18 federal criminal charges for participating in a stock manipulation scheme designed to pump […]

Violent Crime: R. Kelly Charged With Producing And Receiving Child Pornography

Recording Artist R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Child Pornography and Obstruction Charges CHICAGO — Chicago recording artist ROBERT SYLVESTER KELLY, also known as “R. Kelly,” has been arrested on federal child pornography and obstruction charges. A 13-count indictment returned Thursday in U.S. District Court in Chicago charges Kelly with producing and receiving child pornography, and […]

Financial Fraud: Dennis Blieden Charged With 11 Counts Of Wire Fraud, One Count Of Aggravated Identity Theft

Former Hollywood Digital Marketing Executive and Professional Poker Player Charged with Embezzling $22 Million from His Employer LOS ANGELES – A former executive at StyleHaul Inc., a digital marketing company that represents “influencers” on YouTube and Instagram, has been arrested pursuant to a federal grand jury indictment charging him with embezzling $22 million from his […]

Financial Fraud: John Muyeka Pleaded Guilty In Connection With His Role In a Phony Check Scheme

New Jersey Man Admits Role in $2 Million Fraudulent Check Scheme Targeting Home-Improvement Stores NEWARK, N.J. – A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man pleaded guilty today in connection with his role in a phony check scheme that resulted in the theft of over $2 million in merchandise from multiple home improvement stores throughout the country, […]

Financial Fraud: ROBERT J. BARRY Sentenced For Stealing From His Elderly Client Trust Accounts

Southbury Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Elderly Clients John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT J. BARRY, 78, of Woodbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 21 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, the first six […]

Investment Fraud: Ronald Chernin Sentenced For His Role In A Multi-Year Insider Trading Scheme

California Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Role in Three-Year, Cross-Country Insider Trading Scheme that Netted More Than $3.9 Million TRENTON, N.J. – A day trader from Oak Park, California, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for his role in a multi-year insider trading scheme that made over $3.9 million in […]

Cyber Crime: JEFFERY DOUGLAS MANN Sentenced For His Scheme With Gift Card Fraud

Leader of Gift Card Fraud Ring That Stole More Than $700,000 From Target and Customers Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison Reverse-Engineered Gift Card Numbers and Stole Balances without ever Possessing the Cards A 30-year-old man arrested last year in Snohomish County, Washington was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years […]