Former Georgia Tech Professor Faces Racketeering Charges

Former Professor at Georgia Tech Indicted on Racketeering Charges for Funneling $1 Million Into His Company On December 30th, a former professor at Georgia Tech was indicted on racketeering charges for using the college’s funds to funnel $1 million in equipment into his personal business. Joy Laskar faces two counts of racketeering for allegedly stealing $1 million from Georgia Tech. He was indicted by a Fulton County Grand Jury. Laskar worked as the director of the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) at Georgia Tech, and began … [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...]

Lexington County Sheriff Indicted on Bribery, Wire Fraud Charges

Sheriff Metts Indicted on Federal Charges of Bribery, Wire Fraud South Carolina’s longest-serving sheriff has been indicted on federal charges, including wire fraud and bribery, making him the 8th sheriff in the last 4 years to face federal charges or an investigation in the state. According to US Attorney Bill Nettles, 68-year-old Lexington County Sheriff James Metts faces 10 charges of accepting bribes, as well as federal charges of wire fraud and conspiracy. The 28-page indictment states that Metts allowed friends to buy favors, … [Read more...]

“Goodfellas” Mobsters Arrested on RICO Charges for 1978 Lufthansa Heist

Criminals Who Inspired “Goodfellas” Arrested on RICO Charges Related to Lufthansa Heist in 1978 Five men believed to be mobsters have been arrested by federal authorities on RICO charges related to a 1978 heist of a Lufthansa flight at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The heist landed the gang members around $5 million in cash, and $1 million in jewels, which is worth about $20 million today. The December 11th, 1978 heist was one of the largest cash thefts in US history, and was referenced in the 1990 film “Goodfellas.” On … [Read more...]

Second-Largest Dog Fighting Case Leads to Arrests and Federal Charges

Over 350 Dogs Removed, $500,000 in Cash Seized in Massive Dog Fighting Bust A multiagency investigation into a massive multi-state dog fighting ring has led to 10 federal indictments for violating the dog fighting statute, as well as the gambling statute. Twelve people across Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and Mississippi were investigated, landing ten of them with 30 federal indictments. The indictments allege that between 2009 and 2013, individuals conspired to promote and sponsor dog fighting across much of the Southeast, as well as possess, … [Read more...]