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Jun 08, 2011 02:00 PM

Cincinnati Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Receiving Child Pornography

Anthony J. Graff, 49, of Cincinnati was sentenced in United States District Court here to 210 months in prison for receiving child pornography.

Cincinnati Man Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography

Anthony J. Graff, 49, of Cincinnati was sentenced in United States District Court here to 210 months in prison for receiving child pornography. A search of Graff’s residence resulted in the seizure of numerous computer items, many of which contained child pornography. Some of the videos and/or images depicted children less than 12 years of age, and also included sadistic, masochistic or other violent acts.

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Jun 07, 2011 09:15 PM

Real Estate Firm President Sentenced in New York for Stealing $1.5 Million

Elviston Ramasir, the former president of a Long Island real estate services company, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for committing two separate real estate fraud schemes. In one scheme, he ...

Real Estate Firm President Sentenced in New York for Stealing $1.5 Million

Elviston Ramasir, the former president of a Long Island real estate services company, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for committing two separate real estate fraud schemes. In one scheme, he stole approximately $1.5 million from an investor by promising huge rates of return on investments in properties that Ramasir promised to buy, but never did. In the second scheme, he used Craigslist to solicit renters for two properties he owned, and then defrauded those potential renters by keeping their money and not allowing them to occupy the properties.

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Jun 07, 2011 09:10 PM

Connecticut Man Sentenced to More Than 25 Years for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Jarell Sanderson, of New Britain, Connecticut, was sentenced to 310 months in prison in connection with his role in recruiting two 14-year-old girls to work as prostitutes.

Connecticut Man Sentenced to More Than 25 Years for Sex Trafficking of Minors

Jarell Sanderson, of New Britain, Connecticut, was sentenced to 310 months in prison in connection with his role in recruiting two 14-year-old girls to work as prostitutes.

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Jun 07, 2011 09:00 PM

City of Dallas to Pay $2.47 Million to Resolve False Claims, Medicaid Fraud Violations

City of Dallas to Pay $2.47 Million to Resolve False Claims, Medicaid Fraud Violations

The city of Dallas has agreed to pay the U.S. and Texas $2.47 million and enter into certain compliance obligations to resolve allegations that it violated the civil False Claims Act and Texas Medicaid Fraud Prevention Act. The U.S. and Texas contend Dallas caused upcoded claims to be submitted to Medicare and Medicaid for city-dispatched 911 ambulance transports between 2006 and 2010.

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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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