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Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Homeless Charity

Former CFO Sentenced for Embezzling $440,000 from Charleston Homeless Charity On Tuesday, September 30th, the former CFO of a Charleston-area homeless charity, Crisis Ministries, was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison after being found guilty of embezzling money from the group for almost a decade. Carol Libby, 56 years old, was found guilty of embezzling $440,000 from Crisis Ministries over a period of 7 years. The nonprofit was the largest homeless charity in South Carolina, but has since changed its name to One-Eighty Place, and still … [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...]

Huge Mortgage Fraud Ringleader Sentenced to Jail

Miami Judge Sentences Mortgage Fraud Ringleader to Prison A long-running mortgage fraud scheme conned several Miami-area banks out of close to $50 million, and now the mortgage fraud ringleader has finally been sentenced to prison. On Tuesday, September 30th, US District Judge K. Michael Moore sentenced Domenico Rabuffo, 78, to 27 years in prison as the mortgage fraud ringleader fraud scam. Three other people convicted in Rabuffo’s trial will be sentenced on October 30th. For Rabuffo, this is life in prison. After being indicted in … [Read more...]

3 Men Guilty of Federal Fraud Charges for Defrauding Shaw Air Force Base

Three Men Plead Guilty to Federal Fraud Charges for Defrauding Shaw Air Force On Wednesday, October 1st, three men who had construction contracts with Shaw Air Force Base pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges that they committed contractor fraud. James Autry "Audi" Clemens, 60, of Johnston; Larry Baker, 64, of Cameron; and Steven Crandall, 59, of Salisbury, N.C., pleaded guilty to charges of theft of government funds, and one count of money laundering, in connection with the fraud scheme. Reportedly, the men inflated the costs of … [Read more...]

“The Situation” and Brother Plead Not Guilty to Tax Fraud Charges

Reality Star “The Situation” and Brother Plead Not Guilty to Tax Fraud Charges Michael Sorrentino, famous under the moniker “The Situation” on MTV’s popular reality show “Jersey Shore,” and his brother Marc Sorretino, pleaded not guilty to tax fraud charges and conspiracy – serious federal charges – on Wednesday, September 24th. The brothers were indicted on federal charges for allegedly failing to pay income taxes on $8.9 million earned through The Situation’s promotional activities. “Jersey Shore” ran from 2009 to 2012, and showcased … [Read more...]

Cancer Doc Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for False Chemo

Cancer Doctor Who Gave Chemotherapy to Healthy Patients Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges A cancer doctor from Detroit has pleaded guilty to federal charges, such as giving healthy patients unnecessary cancer treatment, including dangerous chemotherapy, on Tuesday, September 16th. Reportedly, Dr. Farid Fata pleaded guilty to federal charges without prosecution offering a plea deal. "We weren't interested in bargaining anything away," U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said. She added that she would seek life in prison for Fata, calling the … [Read more...]

Man Charged with Breach of Trust for Armored Car Driver

Conway Man Charged with Breach of Trust for Theft from Armored Cars A Conway, SC resident has been charged with breach of trust after investigators traced the theft of tens of thousands of dollars back to him while he worked for an armored car company. Jerome Kittles, 60, was charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent valuing $10,000 or more. He was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Monday, September 8th, and released on Wednesday, September 10th, on $17,500 bail. Kittles allegedly stole $89,750 while working as … [Read more...]

BitCoin Entrepreneurs Plead Guilty to Federal Charges for Illegal Money Transfer Business

Two BitCoin Operators Plead Guilty to Federal Charges for Illegal Money Transfer Business Two major players in the BitCoin craze – a NYC-based BitCoin company, and a Florida-based BitCoin exchanger – have pleaded guilty to federal charges for operating unlicensed money transfer businesses, which allowed the internet currency to be funneled back into the black market website, the Silk Road. Charlie Shrem, 24, pleaded guilty to federal charges for aiding and abetting the operations of an unlicensed money transfer business, and Robert Faiella, … [Read more...]

Cathedral Bible College Founder Pleads Guilty to Federal Fraud Charges

Cathedral Bible College Founder Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Immigration and Other Federal Fraud Charges The founder of the Cathedral Bible College, Reginald Wayne Miller, has pleaded guilty in federal court to numerous federal fraud charges, including violation of labor laws and visa fraud. The 65-year-old former preacher has pleaded guilty to four felony charges for forcing foreign students on his “campus” to work for low or no wages, or face deportation. Specifically, Miller pleaded guilty to two felony charges of visa fraud, a form … [Read more...]