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Chief Financial Officer Indicted on BVU

Stacey Pomrenke Charged in 15-Count Federal Indictment ABINGDON, VA—A federal grand jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon has charged the chief financial officer at Bristol Virginia Utilities [BVU] with a variety of tax and fraud charges in a 15-count federal indictment. The grand jury has […]

Computer Crime: Winchester Man Pleads Guilty

Christopher Wood іѕ jailed fоr а year іn federal prison HARRISONBURG, VA—A Winchester man, whо previously worked іn thе IT department оf а Winchester-based company, pled guilty yesterday іn thе United States District Court fоr thе Western District оf Virginia іn Harrisonburg tо а federal computer crime. Christopher T. Wood, 41, оf Winchester, Va., waived […]

Bernard Madoff in Prison

LEV L. DASSIN, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and JOSEPH M. DEMAREST, JR., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced that BERNARD L. MADOFF was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to 150 years in prison for perpetrating […]

Enron Case: Crime in the Suites

When Enron declared bankruptcy in December 2001 and took with it the nest eggs of thousands of employees and stockholders, the FBI field office in Houston assigned two agents to investigate. Within weeks, the number of agents and support staff assigned to the case grew to 45, many hand-picked from field offices around the country […]

Telephone Billing Scheme: Montana Man Sentenced to Prison

Man Sentenced for Orchestrating Nationwide “Cramming” Scheme Unauthorized Charges Placed on Victims’ Phone Bills It’s a problem that has bedeviled landline telephone users for a while now, but is increasingly causing headaches for mobile phone users as well. It’s called cramming, and it involves a third party placing unauthorized charges on your wired, wireless, or […]

Insurance Fraud: Broker Sentenced for Stealing

Hundreds of Companies Victimized in Multi-State Scheme FBI announcement about a broker who defrauded trucking companies, has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for insurance fraud. More than 800 commercial trucking companies in nearly a dozen states paid Atlanta-area insurance broker John Paul Kill approximately $3.7 million in premiums from 2013 to mid-2014 to purchase […]

Cyber Crime: Any of the Internet Are Opportunities

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any object or device which connects to the Internet to automatically send and/or receive data. As more businesses and homeowners use web-connected devices to enhance company efficiency or lifestyle conveniences, their connection to the Internet also increases the target space for malicious cyber actors. Similar to other computing […]

National Cyber Security Awareness Month Reviews

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, administered by the Department of Homeland Security. This is the perfect time of year for individuals, businesses, and other organizations to reflect on the universe of cyber threats and to do their part to protect their networks, their devices, and their data from those threats. Consider this: Recent […]

Richmond Woman Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Bribery

From FBI RICHMOND, VA—Connie Richardson, 65, of Richmond, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for bribery concerning a program receiving federal funds. Richardson was also ordered to pay $158,428.09 in restitution. Richardson pleaded guilty on May 13, 2015. According to court documents, Richardson was employed by […]

Duane Karsten Previously Admitted to Stealing More Than $2.3 Million

Former Respiratory Care Practitioner Sentenced on Health Care Fraud Charges From FBI CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—A former respiratory therapist, who practiced in both Free Union, Va. and Earlysville, Va., pled guilty on April 20, 2015, to committing health care fraud and was sentenced August 28, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Western District of […]

CK Labs – Advertised Products Online – Steroids Dealer Sentenced

Midlothian Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Anabolic Steroids Anabolic steroids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, are the common name for synthetic variants of the male sex hormone testosterone. While these drugs are legally prescribed to treat certain medical conditions, they are also abused by some athletes, […]

Jewelry Store Robbed in DALLAS-A Mesquite

From FBI   Two Texas men who committed violent jewelry store robberies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area were recently sentenced to lengthy prison terms thanks to an FBI-led task force that helped bring them to justice. The case is a classic example of local and federal law enforcement officers working together to make their communities […]