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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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  • November 6, 2017

    Fraudulent Tutoring Services

    A father and son who headed up two Chicago-area tutoring companies were sentenced to federal prison for running a scam that short-changed low-income students in more than 100 school districts around the nation.

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  • November 1, 2017

    Staged Accident Ring

    Members of a staged car accident ring in Connecticut bilked insurance companies out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by staging dozens of automobile crashes over a three-year period.

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  • October 27, 2017

    Commodities Fraud

    A Peruvian national living in New York was sentenced to 12 years for stealing more than $1.2 million from unsuspecting investors in a Ponzi scheme involving commodities fraud.

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  • September 19, 2017

    A Psychological Twist

    A mother and son who owned several psychological services companies received lengthy prison terms for fraud schemes spanning six years that bilked Medicare of more than $13 million in bogus claims.

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  • September 15, 2017

    Bankruptcy Fraud

    In this unusual bankruptcy fraud case, an Indiana woman stole her husband’s identity—while the couple was still married—and began to loot his 401(k) retirement fund and other assets.

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  • August 25, 2017

    Wanted: Your Campus ID

    Students at colleges and universities across the country are being warned of a credit card scheme that enlists them to help purported classmates buy high-end electronics at their campus bookstores.

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  • August 15, 2017

    Financial Fraud

    A well-regarded estate planner with impressive training and credentials was sentenced to a decade behind bars for betraying her clients and defrauding them out of millions of dollars.

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  • July 24, 2017

    Seizing the Moment

    The seizure and civil forfeiture of three former drug houses in Rutland, Vermont is helping to restore a community hit hard by the opioid epidemic.

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  • July 13, 2017

    Nationwide Sweep Targets Enablers of Opioid Epidemic

    Charges were announced against more than 400 individuals for their roles in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $1.3 billion in false billings to Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE.

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  • July 6, 2017

    Telecom Hacking Scheme

    A Pakistani man who laundered nearly $20 million in a massive international hacking and telecommunications fraud scheme is serving time for his crime.

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  • June 29, 2017

    The Case of the ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Fraud

    A man who claimed that DreamWorks stole his idea for the characters and story behind the popular 2008 film ‘Kung Fu Panda’ is behind bars after his fraud scheme backfired.

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  • June 19, 2017

    Multi-Million-Dollar Ponzi Scheme

    A former pro football player and a former bank executive were sentenced for defrauding dozens of investors who thought they were providing short-term loans to professional athletes.

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  • June 5, 2017

    Stopping Skimmers

    The case of a Romanian man who was recently sentenced to four years in prison for his role in an ATM skimming conspiracy illustrates how the public is vulnerable to this type of crime.

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  • May 16, 2017

    FBI Impersonator Sentenced

    A con man who preyed on women and pretended to be an FBI agent is now serving a nearly six-year prison term after his lies and deceptions finally caught up with him.

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  • May 9, 2017

    Sovereign Citizens Sentenced

    A group in Pennsylvania claiming itself exempt from government authority laid claim to dozens of foreclosed homes worth millions of dollars and sold them illegally to unsuspecting victims.

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  • May 3, 2017

    Virtual Ticket to Prison

    What seemed to be a straightforward fraud scheme involving concert tickets led investigators to uncover an elaborate—and illegal—unlicensed bitcoin exchange.

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  • April 21, 2017

    Financial Fraud

    A Florida man was recently sentenced for an elaborate and long-running stock-loan scheme that cost business executives and shareholders of publicly traded corporations more than $100 million.

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  • April 3, 2017

    Penny Stock Fraud Nets Millions

    A California man who led a fraud scheme that earned him $39 million from unsuspecting investors around the country has been sentenced to a federal prison term.

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  • March 13, 2017

    Binary Options Fraud

    The FBI wants to raise awareness about the significant potential for fraud when using binary options websites and recommends investors do their due diligence first.

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  • February 21, 2017

    Financial Fraud with a Sci-Fi Twist

    A man who falsely claimed to be producing a medical device inspired by the popular TV and movie series Star Trek was sentenced to prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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  • February 16, 2017

    Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

    A California church pastor is behind bars for his role a long-running scheme that amassed nearly $3 million in illegal fees from distressed homeowners.

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  • February 13, 2017

    Romance Scams

    A woman who lost $2 million to a con artist who she fell in love with online shares her story in the hopes that others might avoid falling victim to this type of crime.

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  • February 9, 2017

    Wine Ponzi Scheme

    A California businessman’s long-running scheme involving fictitious wine futures resulted in thousands of victims in the U.S. and overseas losing millions of dollars.

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  • January 24, 2017

    Unearthing a Coal Mining Fraud

    A company that falsely claimed to be mining and processing a highly profitable type of coal used to manufacture silicon and computer electronics bilked more than 160 investors out of millions of dollars.

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  • January 17, 2017

    Forfeiture as an Effective Law Enforcement Tool

    Forfeiture allows law enforcement to accomplish a number of goals—from disrupting and dismantling criminal and terrorist organizations and punishing criminals to compensating victims and protecting communities.

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  • January 13, 2017

    Payback for a Debt Collector

    The owner of a debt collection company who used illegal and aggressive tactics to squeeze millions of dollars from thousands of victims is now paying his own debt—to society—in the form of a five-year prison sentence.

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  • January 11, 2017

    Volkswagen to Pay Total of $4.3 Billion to Resolve Criminal and Civil Actions

    Volkswagen AG has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal felony counts, and six VW executives and employees have been indicted in connection with a conspiracy to cheat U.S. emissions tests.

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