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

    … and employment matters. The securities lawyers at Eccleston Law also practice a variety of other areas of securities for financial advisors including breakaway broker services, employment matters, strategic consulting and counseling, broker litigation and arbitration,whistleblower actions, and much more. Our attorneys draw on a combined experience…

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  • What Are White-Collar Crimes?

    …, white-collar crimes often involve the theft of tens of thousands of dollars. Some of the most common white-collar crimes include: Embezzlement Fraud Identity theft Taking a closer look at the definition of these offenses can shed some insight into white-collar crimes. Embezzlement Embezzlement is a crime which involves the misappropriation…

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

    … is true with so-called 419 plans (also known as welfare benefit plans). The subject of this post, Daniel Carpenter, is at the center of both. The “1031” in 1031 exchanges and the “419” in 419 plans refer to sections of the IRS Code. The shadowy Carpenter can be found involved with both schemes. Carpenter has been linked to a number of products…

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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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  • 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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