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Jun 06, 2011 09:05 PM

Police Officer, Defense Attorney Indicted and Arrested in California on Bribery Charges

Rialto (California) Police Officer Aaron Scott Vigil and criminal defense attorney Lawrence Anthony Witsoe were taken into custody on federal bribery charges. The indictment alleges that Vigil, who ...

Police Officer, Defense Attorney Indicted and Arrested in California on Bribery Charges

Rialto (California) Police Officer Aaron Scott Vigil and criminal defense attorney Lawrence Anthony Witsoe were taken into custody on federal bribery charges. The indictment alleges that Vigil, who served as a task force officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration, agreed to accept a $2,500 bribe in exchange for falsely telling the Orange County District Attorney's Office that a criminal defendant being represented by Witsoe was a cooperator who had provided information to the DEA.

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Jun 06, 2011 09:00 PM

Georgia Doctor Guilty of Billing Medicare, Medicaid for Sessions with Dead Patients

Robert Williams, of Atlanta, Georgia, pled guilty to health care fraud in connection with a scheme in which he submitted more than $2 million in fraudulent claims for group psychological therapy that ...

Georgia Doctor Guilty of Billing Medicare, Medicaid for Sessions with Dead Patients 

Robert Williams, of Atlanta, Georgia, pled guilty to health care fraud in connection with a scheme in which he submitted more than $2 million in fraudulent claims for group psychological therapy that he never provided.

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Jun 06, 2011 07:30 PM

FBI Releases Bank Crime Statistics for First Quarter of 2011

During the first quarter of 2011, there were 1,092 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue, a decrease from the 1,183 reported violations in the same quarter of ...

FBI Releases Bank Crime Statistics for First Quarter of 2011 

During the first quarter of 2011, there were 1,092 reported violations of the Federal Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes Statue, a decrease from the 1,183 reported violations in the same quarter of 2010.

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Jun 03, 2011 09:30 PM

New York Businessman Sentenced for Violating Iran Trade Embargo

Reza Safarha was sentenced in New York to 10 months in prison for violating the Iran Trade Embargo, money laundering, conspiracy, and theft of government money. Safarha illegally transmitted ...

New York Businessman Sentenced for Violating Iran Trade Embargo

Reza Safarha was sentenced in New York to 10 months in prison for violating the Iran Trade Embargo, money laundering, conspiracy, and theft of government money. Safarha illegally transmitted approximately $300,000 through the hawala system to Iran and believed the money was proceeds from criminal conduct.

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Jun 03, 2011 03:15 PM

John Edwards Charged in Scheme to Violate Federal Campaign Finance Laws

Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards was charged in a six-count indictment with allegedly conspiring with other individuals to accept and receive campaign contributions in ...

John Edwards Charged in Scheme to Violate Federal Campaign Finance Laws 

Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate John Edwards was charged in a six-count indictment with allegedly conspiring with other individuals to accept and receive campaign contributions in excess of limits imposed by the Federal Election Act in an effort to protect and advance his candidacy from disclosure of an ongoing extramarital affair and the resulting pregnancy.

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Jun 02, 2011 08:50 PM

Two Texas Residents Charged in Child Sex Trafficking Conspiracy

Chanze Lamount Pringler and Megan Lee Norman, both of Lubbock, Texas, were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a child and related felony offenses in connection with ...

Two Texas Residents Charged in Child Sex Trafficking Conspiracy 

Chanze Lamount Pringler and Megan Lee Norman, both of Lubbock, Texas, were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a child and related felony offenses in connection with allegedly causing a girl under the age of 18 to engage in commercial sex acts from which Pringler and Norman profited.

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Jun 02, 2011 08:40 PM

Former Hospital General Counsel Charged in Pennsylvania with Embezzling $1.7 Million

Roosevelt Hairston Jr. was charged with mail fraud, money laundering, and filing a false tax return for his alleged embezzlement of $1.7 million from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Hairston ...

Former Hospital General Counsel Charged in Pennsylvania with Embezzling $1.7 Million

Roosevelt Hairston Jr. was charged with mail fraud, money laundering, and filing a false tax return for his alleged embezzlement of $1.7 million from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Hairston was employed in various senior positions at the hospital, including most recently as general counsel and executive vice president.

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Jun 02, 2011 08:30 PM

Texas Prison Guard Arrested for Conspiring to Provide Heroin to Inmates

Alejandro Smith, a guard with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division, was arrested on charges alleging he knowingly and intentionally conspired to possess with intent to ...

Texas Prison Guard Arrested for Conspiring to Provide Heroin to Inmates

Alejandro Smith, a guard with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division, was arrested on charges alleging he knowingly and intentionally conspired to possess with intent to distribute heroin.

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Jun 01, 2011 09:10 PM

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Conning Insurance Company Out of $7 Million

Travis Magdalena Scott, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering in connection with defrauding an insurance company out of at least $7 ...

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty to Conning Insurance Company Out of $7 Million

Travis Magdalena Scott, of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering in connection with defrauding an insurance company out of at least $7 million by submitting false claims.

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Jun 01, 2011 09:05 PM

New York Rabbi Sentenced in New Jersey for Illegally Moving Cash Related to Charity

Saul Kassin, the chief rabbi of Congregation Sharee Zion in Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced in Trenton, New Jersey to two years of probation for operating an illegal money remitting business, after ...

New York Rabbi Sentenced in New Jersey for Illegally Moving Cash Related to Charity 

Saul Kassin, the chief rabbi of Congregation Sharee Zion in Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced in Trenton, New Jersey to two years of probation for operating an illegal money remitting business, after admitting he accepted bank checks in exchange for checks in lesser amounts from an international charity he operated and controlled.

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