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Jul 15, 2011 05:15 PM

U.S. and Romania Targeting Organized Romanian Criminal Groups

An ongoing Internet fraud scheme conducted by several networks of organized cyber criminals in Romania and the United States has been disrupted as a result of a series of law enforcement actions ...

U.S. and Romania Targeting Organized Romanian Criminal Groups

An ongoing Internet fraud scheme conducted by several networks of organized cyber criminals in Romania and the United States has been disrupted as a result of a series of law enforcement actions coordinated since 2010 between Romanian and U.S. law enforcement, including numerous arrests and searches that took place yesterday in Romania.

More than 100 individuals have been arrested and charged in Romania and judicial districts in the United States. Yesterday, Romania law enforcement executed 117 searches targeting more than 100 individuals allegedly involved in the fraudulent scheme involving fake sales of merchandise through the Internet.

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Jul 14, 2011 07:00 PM

Pennsylvania Man Indicted for Soliciting Jihadists to Kill Americans

Emerson Winfield Begolly, 22, of New Bethlehem, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., today for allegedly soliciting Islamic extremists to engage in acts of terrorism within ...

Pennsylvania Man Indicted for Soliciting Extremists to Kill Americans in U.S.

Emerson Winfield Begolly, 22, of New Bethlehem, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., today for allegedly soliciting Islamic extremists to engage in acts of terrorism within the United States and posting bomb-making instruction materials online.

The indictment alleges that since July 2010, Begolly has placed a number of postings encouraging attacks within the United States, including the use of firearms, explosives and propane tanks against targets such as police stations, post offices, synagogues military facilities, train lines, bridges, cell phone towers and water plants.

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Jul 13, 2011 07:00 PM

Former Hospital Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Money Laundering

Roosevelt Hairston Jr., 46,of Malvern, PA, pleaded guilty today to mail fraud, money laundering, and filing a false tax return stemming from his embezzlement of $1.7 million from the Children’s ...

Former Hospital Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Fraud and Money Laundering

Roosevelt Hairston Jr., 46,of Malvern, PA, pleaded guilty today to mail fraud, money laundering, and filing a false tax return stemming from his embezzlement of $1.7 million from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Between 1999 and February 14, 2011, Hairston used dozens of false invoices he created for shell companies to steal from Children's Hospital. He used the funds he stole to live a lavish lifestyle, purchasing items such as real estate, a yacht with a captain, and high-end automobiles.

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Jul 13, 2011 06:35 PM

New Jersey Gang Member Admits Mistaken Identity Murder

Emmanuel Jones, a set leader in the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang, admitted today to murdering an innocent teenager in a case of mistaken identity in July 2004 and ...

New Jersey Gang Member Admits Mistaken Identity Murder

Emmanuel Jones, a set leader in the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang, admitted today to murdering an innocent teenager in a case of mistaken identity in July 2004 and conspiring to murder a rival gang member in October 2006 as part of a racketeering conspiracy.

Jones admitted that he was responsible for a July 19, 2004, murder that occurred in Jersey City. Jones stated that along with co-defendant Torien Brooks, 30, of Paterson, N.J., a/k/a “B.G.,” a/k/a “T-Bird,” a/k/a “Reek Boy,” he shot and killed a person they believed was responsible for an earlier shooting of a fellow gang member, but was actually an innocent teenager identified in court documents as “M.T.” Three other bystanders were hit by stray bullets during the incident.

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Jul 13, 2011 05:00 PM

Former High School Bookkeeper Sentenced for Theft

Deborah Clough, former bookkeeper for Proctor High School, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court by Chief Judge Christina Reiss to 14 months in prison followed by two years of ...

Former High School Bookkeeper Sentenced for Theft

Deborah Clough, former bookkeeper for Proctor High School, was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Vermont to 14 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release on charges of theft from an organization receiving federal funding and filing false tax returns.

Clough repeatedly prepared unauthorized checks to herself from the Proctor High School Student Activities Account and fabricated supporting documents to justify the issuance of the checks. Clough obtained a total of approximately $106,000 from her fraud against the school. Because she failed to declare the stolen funds as income, she failed to pay over $19,000 in taxes during the years of the fraud.

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Jul 12, 2011 10:45 PM

Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Mailing Series of Hoax Anthrax Letters

Clifton Lamar Dodd, of Lincoln, Alabama, pled guilty to 23 counts of mailing letters that contained a threat in the form of white powder that could reasonably have been perceived as the biological ...

Alabama Man Pleads Guilty to Mailing Series of Hoax Anthrax Letters

Clifton Lamar Dodd, of Lincoln, Alabama, pled guilty to 23 counts of mailing letters that contained a threat in the form of white powder that could reasonably have been perceived as the biological toxin, anthrax. He also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to mail eight of the hoax anthrax letters.

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Jul 12, 2011 10:30 PM

Eighteen Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Arrested in Multiple States

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri announced the arrests of 15 members of the Wheels of Soul Outlaw Motorcycle Gang in seven states on an indictment alleging a ...

Eighteen Members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Arrested in Multiple States

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri announced the arrests of 15 members of the Wheels of Soul Outlaw Motorcycle Gang in seven states on an indictment alleging a racketeering conspiracy. Three other gang members were arrested on separate charges involving firearms violations.

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Jul 12, 2011 10:15 PM

Real Estate Agent, Loan Officer Among Five Defendants to Plead Guilty to $11 Million Mortgage Fraud

A former real estate agent and a former loan officer are among five co-defendants who have entered guilty pleas to their roles in an $11 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved upscale homes in ...

Real Estate Agent, Loan Officer Among Five Defendants to Plead Guilty to $11 Million Mortgage Fraud

A former real estate agent and a former loan officer are among five co-defendants who have entered guilty pleas to their roles in an $11 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved upscale homes in Missouri.

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Jul 11, 2011 09:20 PM

Kansas Man Sentenced for Smuggling Counterfeit Cisco Computer Equipment

Kansas Man Sentenced for Smuggling Counterfeit Cisco Computer Equipment

Christopher Myers, of Leawood, Kansas, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for selling $1 million worth of counterfeit Cisco computer equipment. Myers admitted that he conspired with a co-defendant to import computer equipment from China, put counterfeit Cisco labels on the equipment, place the counterfeit goods in Cisco boxes with counterfeit Cisco manuals, and sell the equipment as genuine Cisco products.

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Jul 11, 2011 09:15 PM

New Jersey Man Admits Posing as a Doctor, Treating Elderly Patients in Medicare Fraud Scheme

Patrick Lynch, of Toms River, New Jersey, pled guilty to health care fraud and aggravated identity theft, admitting that he unlawfully treated patients, prescribed medicine, and ordered procedures ...

New Jersey Man Admits Posing as a Doctor, Treating Elderly Patients in Medicare Fraud Scheme

Patrick Lynch, of Toms River, New Jersey, pled guilty to health care fraud and aggravated identity theft, admitting that he unlawfully treated patients, prescribed medicine, and ordered procedures while posing as a licensed physician with an Ocean County, New Jersey medical practice. Lynch conducted hundreds of visits with elderly, home-bound patients and billed them to Medicare.

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New Jersey Man Admits Posing as a Doctor, Treating Elderly Patients in Medicare Fraud Scheme