Former CEO indicted for embezzlement at Sacramento non-profit
This article contains AI-assisted content. Sacramento, California - Richard Alan Abrusci, 45, of South Lake Tahoe, the former CEO of a Sacramento non-profit has been arrested and faces nine counts of wire fraud, one count of aggravated identity theft, and three counts of monetary transactions with proceeds of specified unlawful activity, following an indictment by a federal grand jury on November 16, 2023.
Former Housing Authority Employee Faces Financial Consequences in South Bend Fraud Case
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – In the ongoing South Bend Housing Authority bank fraud case, another chapter unfolded today, revealing that Tyreisha Robinson, a former employee, will not face prison time but is mandated to pay a substantial financial penalty. The restitution amount, exceeding $360,000, encompasses funds misappropriated from the housing authority, illicitly acquired money from the COVID-inspired paycheck protection program, and housing benefits secured through deceptive means.
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10 Indicted in Valley Scheme: Shocking Scandal of Alleged Fake Behavioral Health Care Facility
This post includes content written by AI. Ten individuals face indictments in a scheme where patients were directed to a fictitious behavioral health care facility in the Valley for financial gain, as authorities disclosed on Wednesday.
15-year sentence for Redondo Beach woman convicted in $24 million Medicare fraud
This article contains AI-assisted content. Los Angeles, California - Tamara Yvonne Motley, aka "Tamara Ogembe", 55, of Redondo Beach, has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for orchestrating a Medicare fraud scheme that falsely billed over $24 million. The scheme involved fraudulent claims for unnecessary power wheelchairs (PWC) and their repairs, many of which were not performed.
"Fraud Suspect Wanted by BCSO: Felony Lane Gang Linked"
BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - The assistance of the public is being sought by the Brown County Sheriff's Office in identifying an individual captured in surveillance images at various financial establishments within the vicinity.
Judge Warns of Possible Dismissal in Kenny Chesney Impersonation Fraud Case
(Los Angeles, CA) - A bizarre case in Van Nuys Superior Court involving a woman who claims she was defrauded by a man impersonating country singer Kenny Chesney may see a significant development. The judge has warned that the lawsuit must be served within the next three months, or the alleged impersonator will be dismissed as a defendant.
Former Minneola correctional officer pleads guilty to wire fraud charges
This article contains AI-assisted content. Ocala, Florida - Katrina Denise McCoy, 41, of Minneola, a former correctional officer, has pleaded guilty to 14 counts of wire fraud, facing up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine per count. She also agreed to forfeit $39,570, the total proceeds of her fraud.
Federal Judge Rebukes Rudy Giuliani in Defamation Trial, Two Georgia Election Workers Testify
Two Georgia election workers to testify on harm caused by Former New York City Mayor and Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani's false claim. A federal judge presiding over Rudy Giuliani's defamation trial has expressed strong criticism of Giuliani for his continuous disregard of discovery obligations and an eleventh-hour attempt to change the course of the trial. The lawsuit, brought by two Georgia election workers, Ruby Freeman and Wandrea "Shaye" Moss, seeks damages for the harm they suffered due to Giuliani's false allegations.
Fraud and money laundering lead to 48-month sentence for Baton Rouge businesswoman
This article contains AI-assisted content. Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Tiera R. Lands, 31, of Baton Rouge, received a 48-month federal prison sentence for wire fraud and money laundering involving false PPP and EIDL loan applications in 2020 and 2021. She must also pay $858,726.11 in restitution, forfeit $138,212, and undergo a 3-year supervised release after her prison term.
Former employee of Hickory law firm pleads guilty to embezzling $2 million from employer's clients
This article contains AI-assisted content. Charlotte, North Carolina - Jennifer Elaine Roarke, aka "Jennifer Claveria", 54, of Hickory, has appeared in federal court and entered a guilty plea to wire fraud charges based on fraudulent activities that resulted in the embezzlement of over $2 million from her employer's clients. Following her guilty plea, she was released on bond. The date for her sentencing is yet to be determined.
Victims sought as previously disbarred New Jersey attorney faces 20-year wire fraud sentence
This article contains AI-assisted content. Brooklyn, New York - Hyun W. Lee, known as "Michael Lee", 51, of Closter, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, admitting to a scheme that defrauded real estate clients of millions. Facing up to 20 years in prison, Lee agreed to forfeit $3.27 million under his plea deal.
Man defrauds town of Pearl River in FEMA scheme, pleads guilty
This article contains AI-assisted content. New Orleans, Louisiana - Clarence “Billy” Burkette, 55, of Slaughter, entered a guilty plea for wire fraud for his involvement in defrauding the Town of Pearl River through his contractual work in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance Program. This program is designed to provide grants to state, territorial, tribal, and local governments, as well as certain non-profits.
Federal court orders Goshen man to 97 months in prison & pay over $2.3 million in restitution
This article contains AI-assisted content. South Bend, Indiana - Earl D. Miller, 44, of Goshen, faced sentencing today in the United States District Court following his conviction by a federal jury. The verdict came after a five-day trial in May 2022, where he was found guilty of five counts of wire fraud and one count of securities fraud. He was acquitted of one count each of wire fraud and bankruptcy fraud.
Cross Lanes woman sentenced to probation & home detention for American Red Cross fraud
This article contains AI-assisted content. Charleston, West Virginia - Tonja Oakes, 58, of Cross Lanes, faced sentencing for a wire fraud conviction. Oakes, a former employee of the American Red Cross (ARC) office in Cross Lanes, was handed a sentence of three years of federal probation, including eight months of home detention. Additionally, she has been ordered to pay restitution amounting to $21,943.80.
Dept. of Environmental Protection employee sentenced to 3 years probation for theft of federal funds
This article contains AI-assisted content. Charleston, West Virginia - Jerry D. Elkins, 54, from Danville, was sentenced to three years of federal probation, with 10 months of home detention, for the theft of federal grant funds. He has also been ordered to pay $94,197.93 in restitution. Elkins, a former employee of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), confessed to illegally acquiring the same amount from federal abandoned mine land (AML) remediation sub-grant funds.
54 months in federal prison for Tulsa man convicted in $7 million COVID-19 testing scam
Dallas, Texas - William Paul Gray, 50, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been sentenced to 54 months in federal prison in the wake of Mr. Gray’s admission to charges of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, leading to a loss of over $7 million to insurers. Gray was formally charged in March and entered a guilty plea for his involvement in the fraudulent scheme. In addition to his prison sentence, Gray has been ordered to pay restitution exceeding $7 million.
Overbilling scheme in NY City contracts leads to charges against company executives
This article contains AI-assisted content. Brooklyn, New York - An indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Brooklyn, revealing a case of alleged fraud by two principals of a fire alarm repair company. Walter Stanzione, 65, from East Meadow, New York, and William Neogra, 63, from Millsboro, Delaware, are accused of engaging in a wire fraud conspiracy to systematically defraud New York City agencies.