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  • September 24, 2019

    Theft Leads to Foster Care Agency’s Closure

    FBI agents and forensic accountants found the leader of an Oregon foster care agency stole nearly $1 million while employees went without pay and children without basic necessities.

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  • September 10, 2019

    Operation reWired

    The FBI worked with partner agencies domestically and in multiple countries around the world in a large-scale, coordinated effort to dismantle international business email compromise (BEC) schemes.

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  • August 29, 2019

    Stopping Public Corruption

    A Dallas city councilman who accepted bribes in exchange for his vote in support of school bus stop-arm cameras is among those who have been convicted and sentenced in connection with a public corruption scheme.

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  • August 19, 2019

    A Thief by Many Names

    An alert bank employee in Georgia helped catch a prolific thief who defrauded banks and individuals using multiple stolen identities.

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  • July 31, 2019

    Military Fraudster Sentenced

    A South Carolina charity that purported to send military families on vacations to Disney World simply lined the pockets of its founder, who has been sentenced to prison.

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  • July 23, 2019

    Stolen Trust

    A Tennessee attorney is spending time behind bars for stealing more than $1 million from a trust set up on behalf of the daughter of a fallen law enforcement officer.

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  • July 19, 2019

    Family Fraudsters

    A father and son who carried out a loan fraud scheme that caused more than 100 unsuspecting investors in their advertising company to lose $63 million have been convicted and sentenced.

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  • July 2, 2019

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud

    For years, a San Diego-based fraud ring cheated the California workers’ compensation system and private insurance out of millions of dollars. The conspirators are now serving prison sentences.

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  • June 25, 2019

    Fighting for the Dogs

    Civil forfeiture laws are helping the FBI and its partners get dogs rescued from dogfighting rings positioned to be treated, rehabilitated, and moved into better situations.

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  • June 13, 2019

    Gone Phishing

    A fraudster who conducted a text message-based phishing scam to steal bank information—and used that information to steal thousands of dollars from victims—is now behind bars.

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  • May 20, 2019

    Arson Plot Revealed

    A Kentucky couple nearly escaped prosecution for setting a fire that burned their home to the ground and led to the death of a firefighter until a new FBI agent’s search for fresh evidence helped bring them to justice.

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  • April 17, 2019

    Opioid Takedown

    As part of the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force, the FBI joined partner agencies in announcing the largest law enforcement action to date against illegal opioid prescribers.

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  • April 9, 2019

    Billion-Dollar Bust

    Thanks to a multi-agency investigation, the FBI and Department of Justice announced charges against 24 defendants who were allegedly part of a $1.2 billion fraud scheme against Medicare—one of the largest in U.S. history.

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  • March 18, 2019

    Flooring Company Fined

    A company that was investigated for making false statements regarding the levels of formaldehyde in its laminate flooring products has agreed to pay a $33 million penalty for securities fraud.

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  • March 15, 2019

    Mortgage Fraud

    A real estate fraudster who targeted victims with limited English proficiency was sentenced for swindling homeowners and would-be homeowners out of more than $1 million.

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  • March 7, 2019

    Elder Fraud

    The FBI joined federal partners in announcing the results of a yearlong targeted effort to capture and prosecute fraudsters who prey on the elderly.

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  • March 7, 2019

    Ex-Director Foils Scam

    Former FBI Director William Webster discusses being the target of a Jamaican lottery scam and his role in the ensuing investigation that led to his fraudster’s arrest and conviction.

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  • February 22, 2019

    Sentence Scammers Stopped

    A group of fraudsters who stole more than $4 million from inmates’ families by falsely claiming they could buy sentence reductions are now serving their own prison terms.

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  • February 11, 2019

    Cryptocurrency Fraud

    A company founder who drew investors into the emerging market of digital currencies with false claims—ultimately defrauding them of more than $9 million—will be spending time in prison.

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  • December 17, 2018

    Don’t Be a Mule

    Acting as a money mule, or moving illegally acquired funds at the direction of another person, aids the work of criminals and is itself a crime.

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  • December 3, 2018

    Card Cloners Caught

    A fraudster and his associates who bought credit card numbers online and used them to buy prepaid gift cards and money orders—stealing thousands of dollars in the process—have been sentenced for their crimes.

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  • November 26, 2018

    Elder Fraud

    A Canadian man was sentenced to more than 11 years behind bars for orchestrating a telemarketing credit card scam that defrauded at least 60,000 victims, many of them elderly, out of more than $18 million.

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  • November 19, 2018

    Telemarketing Fraudster Sentenced

    The owner of a Maryland telemarketing company that defrauded small businesses, schools, churches, non-profits, and others out of millions of dollars will be spending time behind bars.

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  • November 5, 2018

    Festival Founder Sentenced

    The creator of the purported luxury music festival Fyre Fest will be spending time behind bars for defrauding investors and customers out of more than $26 million in two separate schemes.

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  • October 19, 2018

    Charity Fraud

    A man who operated a bogus charity and duped multiple corporations out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in matching donations will be spending time behind bars.

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  • September 21, 2018

    Financial Fraud

    A businessman dubbed the godfather of payday lending was sentenced for illegally collecting hundreds of millions of dollars in short-term loans with interest rates that approached 800 percent.

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  • September 18, 2018

    Identity Thief Sentenced

    A Nevada man who stole the personally identifiable information of multiple victims from his former employer and used it to open thousands of fraudulent PayPal accounts will be spending time behind bars.

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  • August 15, 2018

    $100 Million Pharmacy Fraud

    A group of Florida scammers who set up pharmacies to bilk government and private insurance companies ended up writing themselves a prescription for prison time.

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  • August 6, 2018

    Serial Fraudster Gets 40 Years

    A long-time financial predator was recently sentenced following his extradition from Mexico, where he carried out his latest scheme while he was a fugitive from justice in another case.

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  • July 19, 2018

    Illegal Lending

    The owner of a payday lending enterprise used deceptive tactics, illegally high interest rates, and other illicit practices to steal millions of dollars from financially vulnerable people.

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  • July 10, 2018

    GI Bill Fraud Scheme

    In a bait-and-switch scheme, a group of fraudsters used educational programs for veterans to enrich themselves while cheating service members out of an education they were entitled to under the law.

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  • June 28, 2018

    National Health Care Fraud Takedown

    Federal officials announced the largest health care fraud and opioid takedown in Medicare Fraud Strike Force history, which resulted in 601 defendants charged and more than $2 billion in fraud losses.

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  • June 22, 2018

    Ponzi Fraudster Sentenced

    A California man was recently sentenced to a federal prison term for heading up a multi-faceted investment fraud/Ponzi scheme that caused millions of dollars in losses to his investors.

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  • June 1, 2018

    Music Thief Sentenced

    The owner and operator of a hugely popular—and illegal—download service that provided copyrighted music for free will be spending time behind bars for a scheme that caused estimated losses of more than $6 billion.

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  • May 29, 2018

    Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Sentenced

    A Texas building contractor who was handed a nearly 22-year sentence in absentia for his $16 million mortgage fraud scheme received additional prison time upon his return to the U.S. after fleeing to Mexico.

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  • May 17, 2018

    A Pyramid of Lies

    A Tennessee man who took advantage of the implicit trust of friends, neighbors, and family members in his small town will be spending time behind bars for his $43 million investment scheme.

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  • April 30, 2018

    Obstruction of Justice

    A Missouri lawyer was sentenced for obstruction of justice after embezzling funds given to him by his criminal client that were supposed to be used for the client’s court-ordered restitution payment.

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  • April 23, 2018

    $20 Million Investment Fraud

    An Atlanta businessman and his business manager were recently sentenced to federal prison terms for defrauding a wealthy investor and several banks out of millions of dollars.

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  • March 12, 2018

    Pill Mill Doctor Sentenced

    A Detroit-area doctor, eventually stripped of his medical license, received prison time for his role in an illegal drug distribution operation and multi-million-dollar health care fraud scheme.

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  • February 22, 2018

    Elder Fraud

    A coordinated action aimed at those who prey on senior citizens has resulted in charges against more than 250 subjects who collectively victimized more than a million people.

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  • February 21, 2018

    Sober Home Fraud

    The owner of several purported sober homes and drug treatment centers in Florida was sentenced to more than 27 years in prison for defrauding insurance companies and forcing patients into prostitution, among other crimes.

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  • February 15, 2018

    Investment Fraud

    Two Virginia men were sentenced for their roles in a $10 million investment fraud scheme involving the tax-deferred retirement savings accounts of approximately 60 victims in multiple states.

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  • February 12, 2018

    A Dishonest Broker

    The owner of a brokerage company was sentenced to more than six years in prison for defrauding mortgage applicants and banks in the Pittsburgh area while enriching himself in the process.

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  • January 19, 2018

    International Fraud and Money Laundering Scheme

    A businesswoman and a lawyer were recently sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms for their roles in an international fraud and money laundering conspiracy that defrauded dozens of victims.

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  • January 5, 2018

    Theft of Federal Housing Funds

    The CFO of a non-profit organization that helped find affordable housing for the elderly, homeless families, and the mentally disabled has been sentenced for stealing federal housing funds.

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  • December 28, 2017

    Snake Oil Salesman

    A man who used the oil boom in the Bakken region as the backdrop for a fraudulent housing scheme was sentenced for defrauding investors of more than $2 million.

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  • December 21, 2017

    Civil Forfeiture

    A Kentucky home where two brothers abused dozens of children over more than two decades has been sold, and the proceeds will benefit a local advocacy group that serves young abuse victims.

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  • December 18, 2017

    Affinity Fraud

    When white-collar criminals exploit trusting members of their church or social circle, it’s called affinity fraud. In Utah, a law enforcement partnership is working to educate the public about these costly scams.

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  • December 4, 2017

    Health Care Fraud

    The recent sentencing of a Texas woman to 10 years in prison marked the end of a long-running, multi-million-dollar health care fraud scheme that placed vulnerable patients at risk.

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  • November 27, 2017

    Feeding Program Fraud

    An Arkansas couple and several co-conspirators received prison time for stealing $11 million in funds from a program intended to feed children from low-income families.

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