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Villepin in Scam ProbeVillepin in Scam Probe Dominique De Villepin, the former prime minister of France and one-time presidential hopeful, was taken into police custody on Tuesday morning for supposed involvement in a financial scam involving a luxury hotel network.
Prom Dress Retailer Ordered To Pay RestitutionProm Dress Retailer Ordered To Pay Restitution A dress shop in New Jersey that closed down weeks before prom season has been ordered by a judge to pay thousands of dollars in restitution to girls who paid deposits amounting to as much as 100 percent of the purchase price of their dresses.
NY Attorney General Announces Price Gouging InvestigationNY Attorney General Announces Price Gouging Investigation On November 15, 2012, Attorney General Eric T Schneiderman announced an investigation into 13 gas stations that are suspected of violating the New York State Price Gouging statute.
Scam Targeting Women on Dating WebsitesScam Targeting Women on Dating Websites Women who have been trying to find someone special online already have plenty to watch for, but a new FBI warning now says they should also keep an eye out for blackmailers.
PHA Manager Defrauded Philadelphia of $431,848PHA Manager Defrauded Philadelphia of $431,848 On November 30, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced that Richard Perri of Philadelphia was charged with defrauding the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) of $431,848.
Man Sentenced 54 Months for Half-Billion-Dollar SchemeMan Sentenced 54 Months for Half-Billion-Dollar Scheme On November 30, 2012, the Department of Justice announced that Jorge Luis Castillo, a certified public accountant (CPA) and auditor for Provident Capital Indemnity Ltd (PCI), was sentenced to 54 months in prison for his role in a scheme that affected more than 3,500 victims in the United States and other countries.
Brooklyn Employees Guilty in $71M Medicare Fraud SchemeBrooklyn Employees Guilty in $71M Medicare Fraud Scheme On November 28, 2012, the Department of Justice announced that Katherina Kostiochenko and Sergey V Shelikhov pleaded guilty to their roles in a $71 million Medicare fraud scheme.
CA Campaign Committee Treasurer Sentenced for FraudCA Campaign Committee Treasurer Sentenced for Fraud On November 28, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California announced that Kinde Durkee of Long Beach, California was sentenced to eight years, one month in prison on five counts of mail fraud.
Florida Man Receives 130 Months for Fraud SchemeFlorida Man Receives 130 Months for Fraud Scheme On November 27, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of Illinois announced that Walter Holmich of Tampa, Florida was sentenced to 10 years, 10 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $780,190 in restitution.
Defendants Sentenced for Kirby Lofts SchemeDefendants Sentenced for Kirby Lofts Scheme On November 26, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas announced that Derwin Frazier and Veronica Frazier were sentenced for the Kirby Lofts sham sales scheme and other schemes as well.
Fraudulent Telemarketer Gets 108 Months in PrisonFraudulent Telemarketer Gets 108 Months in Prison On November 26, 2012, the Department of Justice announced that Osman Bah of Owings Mills, Maryland was sentenced to 108 months in prison along with two years of supervised released and ordered to pay $187,500 in restitution.
LA Doctor Guilty of $11 Million Medicare Fraud SchemeLA Doctor Guilty of $11 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme On November 26, 2012, the Department of Justice reported that a Los Angeles doctor pleaded guilty to a scheme that falsely billed Medicare more than $11 million.
California Attorney Pleads Guilty in Kickback SchemeCalifornia Attorney Pleads Guilty in Kickback Scheme On November 21, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California announced John Haw of Aliso Viejo pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud.
IN Man Sentenced for $5 Million Mortgage Fraud SchemeIN Man Sentenced for $5 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme On November 23, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky announced that Dane Little was sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Australian Jockey Guilty of Real Estate and Loan FraudAustralian Jockey Guilty of Real Estate and Loan Fraud Last Tuesday, the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California reported that Christopher J Woods from Sydney, Australia was sentenced to four years in prison for a loan fraud scheme that caused victims to lose over $5 million.
Hungarian Woman Guilty of Online Marketplace FraudHungarian Woman Guilty of Online Marketplace Fraud On November 21, 2012, the Department of Justice reported than a Hungarian woman, Beatrix Boka, pleaded guilty in a Nashville court to obtaining about $550,000 after operating an international online marketplace scheme.
City Court Employee Cheated City of Over $400,000City Court Employee Cheated City of Over $400,000 On November 21, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported that William Rullo of Levittown, Pennsylvania, received 33 months in prison for defrauding the First Judicial District in Pennsylvania.
Man Charged in Biggest Ever Insider Trading SchemeMan Charged in Biggest Ever Insider Trading Scheme On November 20, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced charges against Mathew Martoma.
More ATC Employees Guilty in $205M Medicare SchemeMore ATC Employees Guilty in $205M Medicare Scheme On November 16, 2012, the Department of Justice announced that two more employees of a Miami mental health care corporation, ATC, were found guilty of conspiring to commit health care fraud.
Owner of Health Care Clinics Fraudulently Billed $3MOwner of Health Care Clinics Fraudulently Billed $3M On November 15, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas announced that Ovsanna Agopian pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit health care fraud.
Dentist Gets 18 Months for Medicare FraudDentist Gets 18 Months for Medicare Fraud On November 15, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma announced that Robin R Lockwood was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for health care fraud.
Former Comptroller Stole $53M from City of DixonFormer Comptroller Stole $53M from City of Dixon On November 14, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced the Rita A Crundwell pleaded guilty to stealing over $53 million from Dixon, Illinois since 1990.
NY Residents Operated $12 Million Ponzi SchemeNY Residents Operated $12 Million Ponzi Scheme On November 13, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia reported that Andrew S Mackey and his common-law wife, Inger L Jensen, were sentenced to prison for operating a Ponzi scheme.
Chairman of the Council of DC Sentenced for Bank FraudChairman of the Council of DC Sentenced for Bank Fraud On November 13, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced that Kwame R Brown, former chairman of council of the District of Columbia, received six months of home arrest and a day of prison along with 480 hours of community service.
Gold Coin Dealer Committed $4 Million Fraud SchemeGold Coin Dealer Committed $4 Million Fraud Scheme At the end of October, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon announced that Lawrence H Heim was sentenced to 51 months in prison for defrauding a total of 48 victims out of over $4 million with a gold investment scheme.
NC Realtor Receives Jail Time for Bankruptcy FraudNC Realtor Receives Jail Time for Bankruptcy Fraud On November 5, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina reported that Gary Kevin Coats was convicted for his involvement in a bankruptcy fraud scheme.
Las Vegas Woman Netted $1.2M in Mortgage FraudLas Vegas Woman Netted $1.2M in Mortgage Fraud On November 9, 2012, the Department of Justice announced that Heidi Haischer from Nevada was found guilty of participating in a mortgage fraud scheme.
Sussex Woman Guilty in Mortgage Loan SchemeSussex Woman Guilty in Mortgage Loan Scheme On November 9, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey announced that Crystal Paling of Sussex, New Jersey, received 37 months in prison for a wire fraud and money laundering scheme where she issued fraudulent mortgages for New Jersey and Florida properties.
MoneyGram International Inc Forfeits $100M for FraudMoneyGram International Inc Forfeits $100M for Fraud On November 9, 2012, the Department of Justice announced that MoneyGram International Inc agreed to forfeit $100 million after it was accused of wire fraud and failing to maintain an anti-money laundering program.

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