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Dec 13, 2010 09:40 PM

Former Executive Sentenced in Texas for Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Schemes

Former Executive Sentenced in Texas for Role in Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Schemes

Justin Laurin Prather, of Lubbock, Texas, a former employee of CitiCapital Commercial Corporation and senior vice president of GE Capital Commercial, Inc., was sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $17.4 million in restitution for running three separate fraud schemes.

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Dec 13, 2010 08:10 PM

Man Sentenced for Producing Child Pornography Using Step-Granddaughter

Man Sentenced for Producing Child Pornography Using Step-Granddaughter

Donald Wayne George, of Oroville, Washington, was sentenced in Portland, Oregon to 25 years in prison for producing child pornography involving his 4-year-old step-granddaughter.

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Dec 10, 2010 11:15 PM

Former Exec Pleads Guilty in Illinois to Defrauding Investors, Clients of $93 Million

Former Exec Pleads Guilty in Illinois to Defrauding Investors, Clients of $93 Million

Jeremy Blackburn, a co-founder of Canopy Financial, Inc., a bankrupt health care transaction software company based in Chicago, Illinois, pled guilty to his role in a fraud scheme that cheated investors of approximately $75 million, while at the same time misappropriating more than $18 million from customer accounts intended for health care savings and expenses.

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Dec 10, 2010 09:25 PM

Former Goldman Sachs Computer Programmer Convicted of Theft of Trade Secrets

Former Goldman Sachs Computer Programmer Convicted of Theft of Trade Secrets

Sergey Aleynikov was found guilty by a jury in Manhattan federal court of one count of theft of trade secrets and one count of transportation of stolen property in interstate and foreign commerce in connection with the theft of proprietary computer code concerning a high-frequency trading platform from his former employer, Goldman Sachs.

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Dec 09, 2010 11:15 PM

Two Engineers Found Guilty of Stealing Goodyear Trade Secrets

Two Engineers Found Guilty of Stealing Goodyear Trade Secrets

A federal jury convicted Clark Alan Roberts and Sean Edward Howley, both former engineers with Wyko Tire Technology Incorporated, located in Greenback, Tennessee, of stealing trade secrets from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Specifically, they were found guilty of guilty of conspiracy to commit trade secret theft, trade secret theft, unlawful photographing of trade secrets, transmittal of trade secrets, possession of trade secrets, wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

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Dec 09, 2010 09:45 PM

Florida Physician Pleads Guilty in Fraudulent Lobbying and Fund Raising Scheme

Florida Physician Pleads Guilty in Fraudulent Lobbying and Fund Raising Scheme

Physician Alan D. Mendelsohn, of Broward County, Florida, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, to make false statements, and to file false tax returns in connection with his role in a fraud scheme involving lobbying and fund raising for political candidates and organizations.

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Dec 09, 2010 08:30 PM

Two Puerto Rico Law Enforcement Officers Convicted for Roles in Drug Transaction

Two Puerto Rico Law Enforcement Officers Convicted for Roles in Drug Transaction

Raquel Delgado-Marrero and Ángel Rivera-Claudio were each convicted in San Juan, Puerto Rico of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, attempt to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. The two were charged as part of Operation Guard Shack, in which 133 defendants were indicted as the result of 125 undercover drug transactions conducted by the FBI. In one transaction, Delgado-Marrero and Rivera-Claudio provided armed protection to a drug dealer during the sale of seven kilograms of cocaine in exchange for $2,000 each.

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Dec 08, 2010 08:00 PM

Maryland Man Charged in Plot to Attack Armed Forces Recruiting Center

Maryland Man Charged in Plot to Attack Armed Forces Recruiting Center

U.S. citizen Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain, age 21, of Baltimore, Maryland, was charged with attempting to murder federal officers and employees and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction against federal property in connection with a scheme to attack an Armed Forces recruiting station in Catonsville, Maryland. Martinez was arrested this morning after he attempted to remotely detonate what he believed to be explosives in a vehicle parked in the Armed Forces recruiting station parking lot.

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Dec 08, 2010 06:00 PM

Paint Manufacturing Chemist Sentenced in Illinois for Stealing Trade Secrets

Paint Manufacturing Chemist Sentenced in Illinois for Stealing Trade Secrets

David Yen Lee, a former chemist for the paint manufacturing company Valspar Corp., was sentenced in Chicago, Illinois to 15 months in federal prison for stealing trade secrets from Valspar involving numerous formulas and other proprietary information valued up to $20 million as he prepared to go to work for an overseas competitor.

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Dec 08, 2010 05:55 PM

Texas Deputy Sheriff and Wife Charged in Superseding Indictment

Texas Deputy Sheriff and Wife Charged in Superseding Indictment

Harris County (Texas) Deputy Sheriff George Wesley Ellington was charged in a superseding indictment with accepting bribes in return for protection of loads of Ecstasy, aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute Ecstasy, and carrying and possessing a firearm during and in relation to the drug trafficking offenses charged. Ellington's wife, Katrise Tania Ellington, was also charged in one count of the superseding indictment.

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