Law Enforcement

Government Contractor Charged in $2.6 Million Fraud Scheme

On January 30, charges were unsealed against a government contractor following his arrest in St. Louis, Missouri, for his role in allegedly carrying out a $2.6 million scheme to defraud at least 35 subcontractors located across the United States.

Tennessee Woman Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Stolen ID Refund Fraud

An Antioch, Tennessee, woman was sentenced to six years in prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney...

Rule of law in Malta: MEPs demand police investigate all corruption allegations

Malta’s police must investigate all corruption allegations, particularly at the highest political level, to end the perceived impunity in the country, MEPs say.

Massachusetts Insurance Broker Sentenced to Prison for Filing False Tax Returns

A Dover, Massachusetts, insurance broker was sentenced to eight months in prison for filing false tax returns, on January 25, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S....

Former Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Bribery

A former Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) official pleaded guilty today to charges of wire fraud and bribery for orchestrating a scheme to steal more than $66,000 in benefit money from the VA for veterans in need.

HSBC Holdings Plc Agrees to Pay More Than $100 Million to Resolve Fraud Charges

United Kingdom-based global financial services company HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) and agreed to pay a $63.1 million criminal penalty and $38.4 million in disgorgement and restitution to resolve charges...

Owner of Kansas Tax Preparation Firm Sentenced to Prison for Eight Years for Filing Fraudulent Tax Returns

A former resident of Overland Park, Kansas, was sentenced to 96 months in prison for aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of false income tax returns, on January 17, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E....

Bassett Mirror Company Agrees to Pay $10.5 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Evaded Customs Duties

Virginia-based home furnishings company, Bassett Mirror Company, has agreed to pay the United States $10.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly making false statements on customs declarations to avoid...