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Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty to New Money Laundering Federal Charges

Former California State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty to 2 New Money Laundering Federal Charges After his arrest last spring, former Democratic California state Senator Leland Yee has pleaded not guilty to barrage of federal charges, including bribery and gun running, with the assistance of notorious San Francisco mobster “Shrimp Boy” Chow. On February 4th, Yee’s indictment saw two new money laundering federal charges, for which the former Senator has also pleaded not guilty. The revised indictment features a total of 230 federal … [Read more...]

“Real Housewives” Star Heads to Prison for Mail Fraud Conviction

Mail Fraud, Tax Fraud Land “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Star in Prison After being convicted on mail fraud, tax fraud, and other fraud charges in a New Jersey state court, a former star of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” has reported to federal prison. Teresa Giudice, a cast member of Bravo’s hugely popular reality television show, reported to a federal prison in Danbury, Connecticut around 3 AM on Monday, January 5th. She and her husband, Giuseppe “Joe” Giudice pleaded guilty to several fraud charges, including mail fraud and tax fraud, … [Read more...]

Judge Fast-Tracks Leland Yee Corruption Trial to Early 2015

Leland Yee’s Federal Corruption Trial Fast-Tracked for Early Next Year A federal judge has “fast-tracked” Leland Yee’s federal corruption trial, involving numerous racketeering charges, to begin early next year. Yee, a former California state senator, has been charged with fraud, corruption, racketeering, and bribery, among other charges, with at least 28 other defendants. The  federal racketeering charge stems from a federal investigation that lasted 3 years. When Yee, campaign consultant Keith Jackson, and an undercover agent met again … [Read more...]

ZeekRewards Founder Indicted on Federal Charges for Ponzi Scheme

ZeekRewards Founder Faces Federal Charges in North Carolina for Ponzi Scheme The president and founder of ZeekRewards, a penny exchange website, has been indicted by a grand jury in North Carolina for several federal charges, including wire fraud, mail fraud, and tax fraud, for creating the internet Ponzi scheme. Paul Burks, 67, is a resident of Lexington, NC. On Friday, October 24th, a federal grand jury indicted Burks on charges of wire and mail fraud conspiracy, wire and mail fraud, and tax fraud conspiracy. According to the federal … [Read more...]

Investors Receive Money from 3 Hebrew Boys Scam

Scam Victims Receiving Restitution in 3 Hebrew Boys Aftermath On Wednesday, October 8th, US Attorney Bill Nettles reported that former investors in the 3 Hebrew Boys scam will begin to receive their part of $19 million, which hopefully is the third of many rounds of restitutions for the scam victims. The first round went out in May 2012, and the second went out in June 2013. Around 3,800 checks were mailed to the former investors, Nettles said in a news release, which gives the victims about 46 cents to every dollar they lost. The three … [Read more...]

Couple Divided on Plea Deal for Federal Charges in Erica Parsons Case

Casey Parsons Takes Plea Deal for Federal Charges, Sandy States that He Will Go to Court The adoptive father of missing North Carolina teenager Erica Parsons stated on Tuesday, October 7th, that he will go to court to face his federal fraud charges, despite the fact that, for the same charges, his wife has accepted a plea deal for federal charges. Sandy and Casey Parsons each faced 76 federal charges involving defrauding the federal government by accepting adoption program money although Erica Parsons had run away from home. In the first … [Read more...]

New Suspects Indicted on Federal Charges in Ponzi Scheme

Two New Suspects In Ponzi Scheme Indicted on Federal Charges in South Carolina The wife and brother of a convicted Ponzi scheme ringleader have been indicted on federal charges related to the scam. Cassandra Kendall Wilson, 66, and Timothy L. Wilson, 60, have both been indicted on indicted on federal charges including conspiracy to defraud the US government, for assisting Ron “Ronnie” Wilson hide gold and other assets after he was convicted for creating a Ponzi scheme. Ronnie Wilson is currently serving a 19-year sentence for mail … [Read more...]

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” Husband Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Star Pleads Guilty Federal Charges Including Bank and Wire Fraud Apollo Nida, husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks, has pleaded guilty to several federal charges, including bank, wire, and mail fraud. On Tuesday, May 6th, the 35-year-old pleaded guilty to federal charges after dodging questions about his indictment for a year. Last year, the US Attorney General’s Office alleged that Nida and several co-conspirators were part of a huge identity theft ring, cashing stolen US … [Read more...]

Two Face Federal Charges in $17 Million Drug Scam

Two Men Indicted on Federal Charges for $17 Million Drug Scam The two operators of a drug supply company in Great Neck, New York, were arrested on federal charges on Wednesday, April 30th, for their roles in a multimillion dollar medical device and drug scam. William Scully, 45, and Rodi Lameh, 40, were charged for selling more than $17 million worth of misbranded or counterfeit medical devices and drugs, including fake cancer drugs and birth control. Both men pleaded not guilty to the federal charges stemming from the 73-count … [Read more...]

“Real Housewives” Couple Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud, Other Charges

Couple from “Real Housewives of New Jersey” Pleads Guilty Mail Fraud, Tax Fraud Husband and wife Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, cast members from “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday, March 4th, to charges including bankruptcy fraud and mail fraud. Teresa faces up to 27 months in prison, while her husband Joe faces up to 46 months in prison, for the federal charges. Last year, the couple pleaded not guilty to a laundry list of federal charges including bank fraud, wire fraud, and bankruptcy … [Read more...]