Financial Fraud: Michel Lermos-Hernandez Sentenced To Commit Bank Fraud & Aggravated Identity Theft

Ringleader Of Tampa Credit Card Fraud And Identity Theft Ring Sentenced To More Than 16 Years In Prison Tampa, FL – U.S. District Judge James S. Moody, Jr. today sentenced Michel Lermos-Hernandez (40, Tampa) to 16 years and 7 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. The Court […]

Investment Fraud: CHRISTIAN MEISSENN Guilty For His Involvement In a Securities Fraud Scheme

Suffield Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges Stemming from Role in Stock “Pump and Dump” Scheme Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHRISTIAN MEISSENN, also known as “Christian Nigohossian,” 44, of Suffield, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer […]

Financial Fraud: STEPHEN C. BROWERE Sentenced for Using Client Funds to Purchase a Yacht and Luxury Vehicle

Founder of West Suburban Investment Firm Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison in $3.7 Million Fraud Scheme CHICAGO — The founder of a Geneva investment firm has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for using client funds to purchase a yacht and luxury vehicle and to trade his own stocks. STEPHEN C. […]

Financial Fraud: Thomas Davanzo and Robert Fedyna Sentenced For Multi-State Scheme to Defraud Biodiesel

Two Florida Men Sentenced To Over Ten Years In Prison For Multi-State For Biodiesel Fraud Scheme Fort Myers, FL — Yesterday, Thomas Davanzo, of Estero, Florida, and Robert Fedyna, of Naples, Florida, were sentenced to 121 months and 135 months in prison, respectively, for their participation in a multi-state scheme to defraud biodiesel buyers and […]

Healthcare Fraud: Tariq Mahmood Convicted To Commit Seven Counts Of Health Care Fraud, And Seven Counts Of Aggravated Identity Theft

United States Prevails in Civil Action against Convicted Doctor Monday, October 31, 2016 TYLER, Texas – The United States has obtained a civil judgment for $1,223,414.50 against Tariq Mahmood, who owned and operated multiple rural hospitals across Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston. In July 2014, a jury found Tariq Mahmood, of Cedar Hill, […]

Financial Fraud: ANDREW CASPERSEN Sentenced For One Count of Securities Fraud And Wire fraud

Former Finance Executive Andrew Caspersen Sentenced To Four Years In Prison For Defrauding Investors Of Over $38 Million And Misappropriating Over $8 Million From His Former Employer Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that ANDREW CASPERSEN was sentenced in Manhattan federal court to four years in […]

Financial Fraud: Ijaz Butt Charging With Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud

Long Island Man Gets More Than Five Years In Prison For Role In International $200 Million Credit Card Fraud Conspiracy TRENTON, N.J. – A Hicksville, New York, man was sentenced today to 63 months in prison for his role in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Justice Department, U.S. […]

Cyber Crime: JONATHAN POWELL Arrested For Hacking Student Email Accounts, And Identity Theft

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest Of Individual Who Compromised Thousands Of University Email Accounts And Stole Private And Confidential Information Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), […]

Financial Fraud: Five Individuals Sentenced Of Conspiring to Engage a Scheme to Defraud And Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering

First of Five Sentenced to Federal Prison in Large Fraud Scheme HOUSTON – The first of five people from three different states has been ordered to federal prison following their convictions related to a $23 million nonexistent commercial accounts receivable scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Special Agent in Charge Rick Goss of […]

Financial Fraud: A Group of Individuals Charged With International Money Laundering and Wire Fraud

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Six Individuals For Their Role In International Money Laundering Scheme Involving Over $100 Million Defendants Transferred Funds Through Dozens Of Shell Companies In The United States and Mexico As Part Of A Scheme To Fraudulently Obtain Tax Refunds From the Government of Mexico Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney […]

Financial Fraud: Patrick Emanuel Sutherland Convicted Of Filing False Tax Returns And Obstructing a Federal Grand Jury

Federal Jury Convicts Charlotte Insurance & Financial Executive Of Filing False Tax Returns And Obstruction of Grand Jury Investigation CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A federal jury convicted Patrick Emanuel Sutherland, 48, of Charlotte, of filing false tax returns and obstructing a federal grand jury investigation charges, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District […]

Financial Fraud: CARLTON P. CABOT Sentenced For Defrauding Of Elderly Investors With Manipulated Financial Statements

Owner Of Real Estate Investment Firm Sentenced In Manhattan Federal Court To 10 Years In Prison For $17 Million Securities Fraud Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that CARLTON P. CABOT, the former owner and chief executive officer of Cabot Investment Properties LLC (“CIP”), was sentenced today […]

Healthcare Fraud: Richard E. Paulus Guilty Of Health Care Fraud And Making False Statements Relating To Health Care Matters

Ashland Cardiologist Convicted Of Health Care Fraud COVINGTON, Ky. — A federal jury has found a cardiologist from Ashland, Ky., guilty of charges that he fraudulently billed Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers for invasive heart procedures that were medically unnecessary. On Thursday afternoon, Richard E. Paulus was found guilty of health care fraud and making […]

Healthcare Fraud: Landon Eckles Sentenced Wrongful Disclosure of Protected Health Information, In Violation Of The Criminal Provisions

Three Warner Chilcott District Managers Sentenced for Healthcare Fraud BOSTON –Three former district managers of pharmaceutical giant Warner Chilcott have been sentenced in connection with committing health care fraud and violating HIPAA in order to increase sales of Warner Chilcott osteoporosis drugs. Landon Eckles, 30, of Huntersville, N.C., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court […]

Financial Fraud: Freya Pearson Guilty In a Fraud Scheme Of Lottery Winnings

Jury Convicts Former KC Woman of Fraud Scheme to Steal Victim’s Lottery Winnings KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former Kansas City, Mo., woman was convicted by a federal jury today of engaging in a fraud scheme in which she stole $440,000 in […]

Financial Fraud: Narasimha Bhogavalli Charged With Engaging in Monetary Transactions

Irving, Texas, Business Owner Arrested on Federal Offense Related to IRS Impersonation/Money Soliciting Scam Victims Called and Told to “Pay Money Immediately to IRS or be Arrested in Hours” Defendant Then Wired Collected Money to India DALLAS — An Irving, Texas, businessman, Narasimha Bhogavalli, 50, was arrested yesterday morning by special agents with the Federal […]

Financial Fraud: Dwayne C. Hans As Cyber Criminal Charging With Wire Fraud, Computer Fraud, And Money Laundering

Cyber Criminal Charged In Scheme To Steal More Than $1.5 Million From A U.S. Financial Institution Defendant Allegedly Conducted Unauthorized Intrusion into a Government Website Yesterday, a complaint was unsealed charging Dwayne C. Hans, a United States citizen, with wire fraud, computer fraud, and money laundering.  According to the complaint, between April 2016 and July […]

Financial Fraud: DAVID HOBSON Pled Guilty to Engaging In a Scheme To Commit Insider Trading

Investment Adviser Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Insider Trading Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that DAVID HOBSON, who served as an investment adviser in the Providence, Rhode Island, offices of two different national broker-dealer and investment advisers (“Brokerage Firm-1” and “Brokerage Firm-2”), pled guilty […]

Healthcare Fraud: Ronald S. Calderon Sentenced For Health Care Fraud Scheme

Former State Senator Ronald Calderon Sentenced to 42 Months in Federal Prison for Receiving Over 150,000 Dollars in Bribes LOS ANGELES – Former California State Senator Ronald S. Calderon was sentenced today to 3½ years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a federal corruption charge and admitting that he accepted tens of thousands of […]

Healthcare Fraud: Simon Hong Convicted of Eight Counts of Healthcare Fraud, Nine Counts of Illegal Kickbacks Related to Healthcare Referrals

Brea Man Who Operated Physical Therapy Clinics Convicted in Scheme that Stole Millions from Medicare Program SANTA ANA, California – A Brea man who operated rehabilitation clinics in Walnut, Torrance and Los Angeles has been convicted by a federal jury of defrauding Medicare out of millions of dollars. Simon Hong (who is also known as […]

Tax Fraud: Louis Joseph Vadino Convicted Of Tax Evasion and Lying to IRS

Southern California Man Convicted of Tax Evasion and Lying to IRS After Fraudulently Applying for a Passport While Attempting to Flee SANTA ANA, California – A former resident of Orange County who now lives in northern San Diego County has been found guilty of tax evasion and lying to the IRS after applying for a […]