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By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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St Joseph Home Health Care Aide, Ashley Garr Sentenced for Fraud Scheme

A St. Joseph, Mo., in-home health care nursing assistant was sentenced in federal court today for stealing bank account information from one of her clients in order to illegally transfer more than $207,000 out of More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Waad Alzerei Indicted for Visa Fraud and Making False Statements to Customs and Border Protection Officials

A stateless national was indicted today in federal court in Boston for visa fraud and making false statements regarding acts of violence he committed against the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) along the Gaza-Israel More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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New Jersey Man, Keasam Johnson Admits Conspiracy to Commit Healthcare Fraud

An Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted his role in a conspiracy to submit false and fraudulent insurance claims for out-of-network chiropractic services that were never performed, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
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Chief Operator of MetroHealth Hospital, Edward Hills sentenced to 15 years for defrauding the hospital

The former Chief Operating Officer of MetroHealth Hospital System was sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the hospital and others through a series of bribes More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 15th, 2019
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Georgia Inmate, Nicholas Allen Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that NICHOLAS ROTUNDA ALLEN, age 39, an inmate in Jimmy Autry State Prison in Pelham, Georgia, was charged yesterday in a one-count bill of information with conspiracy More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Health Care Facility Owner, Philip Esformes Convicted for Role in Largest Health Care Fraud Scheme

A federal jury found a South Florida health care facility owner guilty today for his role in the largest health care fraud scheme ever charged by the Justice Department, involving over $1.3 billion in fraudulent More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Restaurant Owners, Ayaz Dedham and Muhamad Badshah Charged with Tax Fraud

A federal grand jury in Boston, Massachusetts, returned an indictment charging three restaurant owners with conspiracy to defraud the United States and filing false tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 5th, 2019
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South Carolina Resident, John Simpson Pleads Guilty to Charity Fraud Scheme

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that John Shannon Simpson, age 43, of Lee County, Florida, has entered a guilty plea in federal court to Wire Fraud.  United States District Judge David C. More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Accountant, Andrew LaVigne Pleads Guilty to Bankruptcy Fraud, and Mail Fraud

Andrew N. LaVigne, age 66, of Lansing, New York, pled guilty today in federal court in Binghamton to bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith, James Hendricks, More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Mississippi Man, Glenn Beach Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering and Tax Evasion

A Hattiesburg, Mississippi man pleaded guilty today for his role in a $200 million compounding pharmacy scheme to defraud health care benefit programs, including TRICARE, which is the program that covers U.S. military More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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California Man, Eduardo Aranguena Sentenced to 50 Months for Fraudulent Bank Accounts

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a California man for stealing identities and using them to open accounts at the Birmingham-based BBVA Compass Bank, as well as using them for access device fraud against residents More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Investment Adviser, Kimberly Kitts Sentenced for Multi Million Dollar Fraud and Identity Theft

An Orleans investment adviser was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for defrauding her clients of more than $3 million and using those funds for her own expenses. Kimberly Kitts, 51, was sentenced by More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 24th, 2019
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RGV Man, Ivar Cantu Sentenced for Medicare Fraud Scheme

A former account representative for a toxicology testing company has been ordered to prison in connection with a scheme to defraud Medicare, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Ivar Cantu, 47, of Palmview, More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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Minneapolis Man, Otis Ray Mays Charged with Wire Fraud, and Child Pornography

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald announced two separate federal indictments against OTIS RAY MAYS, JR., 26, charging him with production and receipt of child pornography and wire fraud. Following his arraignment More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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California Man, Ronald Ean Taylor Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking of 6 Victims

A Sacramento, Calif., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to the sex trafficking of six victims. Ronald Ean Taylor, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to six counts of the sex trafficking More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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New York Man, Rudolph Carryl Pleads Guilty to Securities Fraud, Defrauding Retired Victims

U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced today that Rudolph Carryl, 67, formerly of Oyster Bay, N.Y., appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge David C. Keesler late Friday, March 15, 2019, and pleaded guilty to securities More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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Businessman, Amrit Chahal Sentenced 2 years in Prison for Investment Fraud Scheme

A local businessman was sentenced today to 2 1/2 years in prison for orchestrating a $1.3 million Ponzi scheme that caused losses to more than 40 victims. Photo/Robinraj Premchand According to court documents, Amrit More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
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New London Psychiatrist, Bassam Awwa Pays 3 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

United States Attorney John H. Durham, Special Agent in Charge Phillip Coyne of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, and Connecticut Attorney General William Tong today More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, March 18th, 2019
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Health care executives, Shailesh Kothari and Timothy McMenamin sentenced for fraud

Shailesh (“Shue”) Kothari, the former owner and CEO of Primera Medical Group, Inc., and Timothy McMenamin, Primera’s former Chief Operating Officer have been sentenced for conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, March 15th, 2019
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Fifth Circuit Director of Communications, Nicole Holland Sentenced for Fraud

United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Nicole Halliett Holland, age 50, former Director of Communications for the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office and a resident of Columbia, South Carolina, More...


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