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May 25, 2011 09:45 PM

Connecticut Man Admits Structuring More Than $943,000 in Cash Transactions

John A. Ortiz, of Stratford, Connecticut, pled guilty to illegally structuring cash transactions in order to avoid reporting requirements.

Connecticut Man Admits Structuring More Than $943,000 in Cash Transactions 

John A. Ortiz, of Stratford, Connecticut, pled guilty to illegally structuring cash transactions in order to avoid reporting requirements.

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May 24, 2011 09:15 PM

Minnesota Man Convicted for Role in $43 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Troy David Chaika, of Burnsville, Minnesota, was convicted of conspiring with others to bilk mortgage lenders out of more than $43 million.

Minnesota Man Convicted for Role in $43 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Troy David Chaika, of Burnsville, Minnesota, was convicted of conspiring with others to bilk mortgage lenders out of more than $43 million.

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May 24, 2011 09:00 PM

California Bank Employee Arrested for Stealing from Elderly Customers

Brenda Bautista Hurtado, of Arroyo Grande, California, was arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $100,000 from two elderly customers' accounts, as well as another $10,000 in cash from the bank's ...

California Bank Employee Arrested for Stealing from Elderly Customers

Brenda Bautista Hurtado, of Arroyo Grande, California, was arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $100,000 from two elderly customers' accounts, as well as another $10,000 in cash from the bank's vault while she was employed at a U.S. Bank branch in Arroyo Grande.

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May 24, 2011 08:45 PM

Former Mayo Clinic Employee Indicted in Florida for Tampering with Syringes, Resulting in Patient Death

Former Mayo Clinic Employee Indicted in Florida for Tampering with Syringes, Resulting in Patient Death

Former radiology technician Steven Beumel, of Orange Park, Florida, was indicted for allegedly taking syringes of Fentanyl and replacing them with used syringes contaminated with his own Hepatitis C virus. Five different patients contracted Hepatitis C from Beumel, and one of them died.

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May 23, 2011 09:45 PM

Thirteen La Cosa Nosta Members, Associates Indicted in Pennsylvania

A superseding indictment was unsealed against 13 members and associates of the Philadelphia organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra, including its current boss and underboss. The indictment charges ...

Thirteen La Cosa Nosta Members, Associates Indicted in Pennsylvania

A superseding indictment was unsealed against 13 members and associates of the Philadelphia organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra, including its current boss and underboss. The indictment charges various crimes involving racketeering conspiracy, extortion, loansharking, illegal gambling, and witness tampering.

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May 23, 2011 09:30 PM

Connecticut Drug Trafficker Convicted of Murdering Three People

Bridgeport, Connecticut resident Azibo Aquart, the founder and leader of a drug trafficking group that primarily sold crack cocaine, was convicted in connection with his role in the murders of three ...

Connecticut Drug Trafficker Convicted of Murdering Three People

Bridgeport, Connecticut resident Azibo Aquart, the founder and leader of a drug trafficking group that primarily sold crack cocaine, was convicted in connection with his role in the murders of three individuals who were brutally beaten to death with baseball bats.

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May 23, 2011 09:15 PM

Former Title and Escrow Agent Pleads Guilty in D.C. to $1.8 Million Mortgage Fraud

Ronald Johannes Sneijder, a former owner of a title and escrow company based in the District of Columbia, pled guilty to bank fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud case involving more than $1.8 ...

Former Title and Escrow Agent Pleads Guilty in D.C. to $1.8 Million Mortgage Fraud 

Ronald Johannes Sneijder, a former owner of a title and escrow company based in the District of Columbia, pled guilty to bank fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud case involving more than $1.8 million in loans.

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May 20, 2011 09:30 PM

Three Somalis Plead Guilty to Charges Relating to Piracy of Quest

Mohamud Hirs Issa Ali, Mohamud Salad Ali, and Ali Abdi Mohamed, all of Somalia, pled guilty in Norfolk, Virginia to acts of piracy and hostage-taking against the S/V Quest, which resulted in the ...

Three Somalis Plead Guilty to Charges Relating to Piracy of Quest

Mohamud Hirs Issa Ali, Mohamud Salad Ali, and Ali Abdi Mohamed, all of Somalia, pled guilty in Norfolk, Virginia to acts of piracy and hostage-taking against the S/V Quest, which resulted in the murder of four U.S. citizens.

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May 20, 2011 09:00 PM

Texas Man Guilty of Attempted Carjacking of Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent, Other Crimes

Jose Antonio Armendariz, last known to reside in Penitas, Texas, was found guilty of all 12 counts charged against him in relation to the 2006 hostage-taking of a local rancher, two 2006 carjackings, ...

Texas Man Guilty of Attempted Carjacking of Off-Duty Border Patrol Agent, Other Crimes

Jose Antonio Armendariz, last known to reside in Penitas, Texas, was found guilty of all 12 counts charged against him in relation to the 2006 hostage-taking of a local rancher, two 2006 carjackings, and the 2009 attempted carjacking of an off-duty Border Patrol agent.

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May 19, 2011 09:30 PM

Prominent Businessman Convicted in California for Stealing $21 Million from Clients

Ezri Namvar, a prominent Los Angeles businessman and real estate developer, was found guilty of four wire fraud charges for stealing approximately $21 million from four clients who allowed his ...

Prominent Businessman Convicted in California for Stealing $21 Million from Clients

Ezri Namvar, a prominent Los Angeles businessman and real estate developer, was found guilty of four wire fraud charges for stealing approximately $21 million from four clients who allowed his “qualified intermediary” company to hold their money in safekeeping before it was reinvested in real estate.

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