Wire Fraud

  • Medicaid Fraud Leads to Prison for Assisted Living Owner

    … A 68-year-old Coral Gables, Florida woman is headed to prison for 33 months after being convicted in a shocking Medicaid fraud scheme. U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven sentenced Ilfrenise Charlemagne to prison after her guilty plea to a federal wire fraud charge. The plea was part of an agreement in which Charlemagne avoided trial…

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  • Houston Woman Charged with Defrauding Professional Athletes

    … Houston Woman Charged with Defrauding Professional Athletes Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 8:27 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Peggy Ann Fulford, 58, formerly of Houston and now residing in New Orleans, has been arrested and charged with wire fraud, mail fraud, interstate transportation of stolen property…

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  • Cedar Brook Brokers Sanctioned in Connection with MedCap Fraud

    … during the time that its President Joseph Lampariello pleaded guilty to wire fraud. Lampariello was charged for conducting a Ponzi scheme that had marketed $2.2 billion in notes to more than 20,000 investors nationwide. FINRA's report cites specific instances in which it said the three Cedar Brook advisors sent emails to clients that contained…

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  • What Are White-Collar Crimes?

    … for herself. She does this for one year. When she is finally caught, she is charged with embezzlement for her actions. Fraud There are many types of fraud, including; Wire fraud Securities fraud Mail fraud Essentially, fraud is the act of using deceit or false information to illegally obtain goods, money or services. For example, Alan calls…

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  • Benistar Founder in Jail – Finally (419 Plans Post)

    … entrusted to him by his clients. By the end of the year he had lost $9 million. In February 2004, Carpenter was indicted and charged with 14 counts of wire fraud and 5 counts of mail fraud. A year later in July, he was convicted by a Boston jury of all 19 counts. The story should end here but it doesn’t. Carpenter appealed and the trial judge tossed…

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  • Even Pro Athletes Not Immune to Financial Fraud

    … professional hockey players were involved with a multimillion dollar fraud with their advisor, Phillip A. Kenner, and his associate, Tommy C. Constantine. Last year the two men were found guilty of wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, and money-laundering conspiracy. They put more than $20 million of the clients’ funds into real estate projects, including…

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  • Sham Veteran Owned Biz Owner GUILTY – SDVOSB Whistleblower Post

    … A Boston federal court jury found the owner of a phony service disabled, veteran owned business guilty of a $100 million fraud. David Gorski was convicted of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government and four counts of wire fraud. Gorki used his sham company to siphon off work reserved for disabled veterans. Government’s SDVOSB Program…

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  • California Pre-IPO Investment Ponzi Leads to SEC and U.S. Attorney's Charges

    … models to invest in pre-IPO shares of tech companies like Uber, Alibaba and Airbnb as promised. The U.S. Attorney’s office believes that the amount fraudulently stolen is closer to $5.5 million. The complaint also alleges that the pair used a portion of that money to finance trips to high-end restaurants and luxury retail stores as well as lavish…

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  • Lawyer Misconduct, Altered Documents Leads to Prison

    …, they immediately demanded his resignation. (Tonogbanua by then was a shareholder and thus couldn’t easily be fired.) The firm also notified law enforcement, the state bar and the clients. In March of 2014, Tonogbanua pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. His by then former law firm hired an accounting firm to determine the extent of his lawyer…

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  • Whistleblower Awards for Reporting Charity Fraudsters

    …. It is a nonprofit foundation that operates a “meals on wheels” program for New York City seniors. Many seniors are homebound and can’t get out to cook or shop. Helping seniors remain home and out of nursing homes is certainly a worthwhile goal. Bringing food to these folks helps them retain their independence and is far less costly than a nursing home stay…

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  • Boston Woman Convicted in $1.3 Million Fraud Scheme

    … adviser fraud, tax fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy. Sentencing is scheduled for June 29, 2016. Herman and her business partner, Gregg Caplitz, owned and controlled companies in Massachusetts and Nevada providing investment advice and insurance products to individual investors. Between 2008 and 2012 the two solicited investments in a new hedge…

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  • Broker Indicted in $3 Million Ponzi Scheme

    … broker at J.C. Bradford & Co., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., and Morgan Keegan & Co. before he was let go from Raymond James in June of 2014. If Foerster is subject to the maximum penalty for his wire fraud, he could face 20 years behind bars and a $250,000 fine. The case has been investigated by the U.S. Secret Service…

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