Law Enforcement

Chicago Investment Advisor Charged with Fraud for Allegedly Misappropriating More Than $5 Million in Client Funds

A Chicago investment advisor stole more than $5 million from several clients, including his elderly in-laws, and used some of the cash on a mortgage and a luxury automobile, according to federal criminal charges filed, on November 15.

Doctor And Wife From Wayne, New Jersey, Plead Guilty In Test-Referral Bribe Scheme With New Jersey Clinical Lab

A cardiologist with a practice in Paterson, New Jersey, and his wife pleaded on November 15, guilty to their involvement in a test-referral bribe scheme operated by Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC (BLS), of Parsippany, New Jersey, its president...

Former Compliance Officer for National Labor Relations Board Sentenced to 52 Months in Prison for Stealing More Than $400,000

Hector Martinez, a former compliance officer with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), was sentenced to 52 months in prison on federal charges stemming from a scheme in which he stole more than $400,000 from the agency, on November 15.

Justice Department Obtains $5.4 Million in Additional Relief to Compensate Servicemembers for Unlawful Repossessions by Wells Fargo Dealer Services

The Justice Department on November 14, announced that it has obtained an additional $5.4 million for servicemembers whose vehicles were unlawfully repossessed by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Prison for Identity Theft and Conspiring to File Fraudulent Tax Refund Claims

A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, man was sentenced to 22 months in prison for identity theft and conspiring to file fraudulent tax refund claims, on November 14, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice...

California Resident Sentenced to Prison for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns Using Stolen IDs of Homeless and Unemployed Individuals

A California resident was sentenced to 54 months in prison for conspiring to file false claims for tax refunds, submitting false claims for tax refunds, mail fraud, and aggravated identity theft, on November 14, announced Acting Deputy Assistant...

Former Massachusetts Police Sergeant Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling Funds from Disabled Veterans and Running Fraudulent Tax Preparation Business

A former Whitman, Massachusetts, police sergeant was sentenced to 48 months in prison for preparing false income tax returns for clients of his tax preparation business, obstructing the internal revenue laws, and misappropriating funds from the...

North Carolina Resident Pleads Guilty to Preparing Fraudulent Tax Return

A Winston-Salem, North Carolina resident, who is also licensed as an attorney in Georgia, pleaded guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of a fraudulent tax return, on Novemberj 13, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart...