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...]

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...]

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...]

Bank Employee Charged with Embezzlement and Forgery

Former Bank Employee in North Carolina Faces Embezzlement and Forgery Charges A former employee of the Fifth Third Bank in Lincolnton, NC has been arrested and charged with embezzlement and forgery after taking money from a customer’s account and blaming the fraud on another customer. Jeffrey Dean Etchison, Jr, 33 years old, reportedly forged a savings account slip and withdrew about $2,000 from an elderly victim’s savings account. Ten days after the fraudulent withdrawal, the elderly customer reported that money had been stolen from his … [Read more...]

Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Over Failed Health Care Website

Oregon Files False Statements and Racketeering Lawsuit Against Company for Failed Health Care Exchange Site On Friday, August 22nd, the state of Oregon filed a racketing lawsuit against Oracle America, Inc, and several of the technology company’s executes, which included charges of racketeering, false statements, and fraud, over failed health care exchange site. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed a 126-page racketeering and fraud lawsuit in Marion County court, alleging that Oracle fraudulently induced the state and its health … [Read more...]

Doctor Sentenced on Federal Charges, Exchanged Drugs for Sex

Doctor Exchanged Drugs for Sex and Cash Through Craigslist, Sentenced on Federal Charges A Chicago-area physician who worked with three hospitals in the city was sentenced to 6 years in prison on federal charges for illegally distributing prescription drugs for sex and sexual favors and money. Joshua D. Baron, 40, was originally charged with state-level crimes in January 2011, after an undercover investigation by the Wilmette Police Department. However, he faced federal charges after the US Drug Enforcement Agency and the Chicago Police … [Read more...]

Erica Parsons’s Parents Face Federal Charges for Defrauding Government

Adoptive Parents of Missing Erica Parsons Face Federal Charges for Defrauding Government Exactly one year after Erica Parsons was reported missing by her adoptive brother, James Parsons, her adoptive parents have been arrested. However, her adoptive parents – Casey and Sandy – were not arrested on criminal charges related to her disappearance, but instead were arrested on federal charges for using Erica’s adoption for defrauding government. When Erica Parsons disappeared, she was 13 years old. However, according to her brother, she had not … [Read more...]

Leland Yee Pleads Not Guilty to Racketeering Charges

Former California Senator Pleads Not Guilty to Racketeering Charges Former California state senator Leland Yee, arrested on charges of bribery and gun running, faced new federal charges for racketeering and other RICO violations on Friday, July 25th. On Thursday, July 31st, he pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges. Yee previously pleaded not guilty to the other federal charges, including bribery, corruption, and arms trafficking, in which federal investigators worked undercover, posing as businessmen and gun runners. He allegedly … [Read more...]

Leland Yee Faces New Racketeering Charge

Former California State Senator Faces Racketeering Charge with Other Federal Charges After his arrest in March for numerous federal charges, former California state senator Leland Yee pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud, bribery, public corruption, and arms trafficking on April 8th. Now, federal investigators have added racketeering charges to the list of federal crimes. The new racketeering charge was handed up to a federal grand jury on Friday, July 25th, and involves an incident in 2013 in which Yee, a Democratic representative … [Read more...]