Law Enforcement

Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty to Operating Illegal Money Transmitting Business

A Brooklyn, New York man who operated a charitable organization, or “gemach,” today admitted his role in a money laundering conspiracy, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Former Jersey City Construction Project Superintendent Sentenced to Prison for Social Security Disability Scam

The former project superintendent on a Jersey City, New Jersey high-rise construction project was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months of home confinement for a scheme in which he hid his employment so he could continue to receive Social Security disability payments, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Banker Profumo faces trial in UniCredit tax fraud case

Alessandro Profumo, the former CEO of Italian bank UniCredit, and 19 others were indicted Tuesday on corporate tax fraud charges by a Milan judge and will now stand trial, slated to start on October 1, officials said.

F&S Oil Company Auditor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Role in Bank Fraud Scheme

The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that Dale K. Ciccarelli, 57, of Southbury, was sentenced today Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to five months of imprisonment, followed by five months of home confinement and one year of supervised release, for his role in a scheme by principals of F&S Oil to defraud Citizens Bank of millions of dollars.

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development Inspections Supervisors and Three Real Estate Developers Arrested on Bribery Charges

Federal and New York City law enforcement agents and officers today arrested the director of Construction Services for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and three others on bribery charges in connection with a widespread scheme to bribe high-ranking HPD officials in return for lucrative construction contracts, and a fifth defendant has been charged with soliciting and receiving illegal kickback payments from a general contractor on an HPD project.

Former President of Tonkawa Tribe Pleads Guilty to Tribal Embezzlement Conspiracy

Today, Anthony E. Street, 48, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, pled guilty to conspiracy to embezzle funds from the Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.

Doctors, Therapist, and Recruiters from Miami-Area Mental Health Care Corporation Convicted for Participating in $205 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A federal jury today convicted two Miami-area doctors, one Miami-area therapist, and two others for their participation in a Medicare fraud scheme involving more than $205 million in fraudulent billings by American Therapeutic Corporation (ATC), a mental health care corporation, the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today.

Former Arizona State Representative Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Wire Fraud and Tax Evasion Related to the Misuse of More Than $140,000 in Charity Funds

Former Arizona State Representative Richard David Miranda was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for defrauding a charity of more than $140,000 and evading income tax related to those unlawfully obtained funds, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Special Agent in Charge James L. Turgal of the FBI’s Phoenix Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Dawn Mertz of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Phoenix Office.

Los Angeles Physician Assistant Found Guilty in $18.9 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

A physician assistant who worked at fraudulent medical clinics where he used the stolen identities of doctors to write prescriptions for medically unnecessary durable medical equipment (DME) and diagnostic tests has been convicted of conspiracy, health care fraud, and aggravated identity theft charges in connection with a $18.9 million Medicare fraud scheme.

Class action filed against Google Books

Following a federal case in the US, Google Inc can now be sued by groups of authors.