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United States of America v. Dwayne E. Hans Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Cyber Criminal Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Attempting to Steal More Than $3 Million From a Financial Institution and Government Agencies

Defendant Conducted Unauthorized Intrusion into a Government Website, and Attempted to Defraud the U.S. Department of Defense and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Dwayne C. Hans, was sentenced on April 18, 2018 by Un... More...
   $0 (04-22-2018 - NY)

Peter Hiam v. Homeaway.com, Inc. District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Duped into parting with thousands
of dollars to reserve a vacation rental property in Belize that
apparently did not exist, plaintiff Peter Hiam sued the owner of the
website on which he found the ersatz tropical villa, claiming that
the website's guarantee misled him. The district court granted
summary judgment to the website's owner, HomeAway.com, Inc.
("HomeAway"). On ap... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - MA)

Joel D. Kettler v. Leslie Gould

Cross-defendants Leslie Gould and his wife Susan Gould
contend the trial court erred when it denied in part their antiSLAPP
(strategic lawsuit against public participation) motion.
The motion sought to strike certain allegations in a crosscomplaint
filed by Joel D. Kettler, alleging defamation and other
causes of action. The court denied the motion to the extent crosscomplainan... More...
   $0 (04-21-2018 - CA)

United States of America v. Tshombe Anderson Northern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Dallas, Texas

Dallas, TX - Dallas Attorney Sentenced to 120 Months in Federal Prison for Role in $26 Million Fraud Conspiracy

Tshombe Anderson, 55, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was sentenced on April 19, 2018 by Chief U.S. District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn to 120 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $26,572,458.93 in restitution for his role in a scheme he ran along with his family members from July ... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Daniel Glick Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - Chicago Investment Advisor Sentenced to More Than 12 Years in Federal Prison for Misappropriating $5.2 Million in Client Funds

A Chicago investment advisor was sentenced on April 17, 2018 to more than 12 years in federal prison for stealing $5.2 million from several clients, including his elderly in-laws.

DANIEL GLICK, who owned three accounting and financial servic... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - IL)

United States of America v. Sajid Javed Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - New York City Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty To Committing $8.5 Million Fraud On Medicare And Medicaid

Sajid Javed, an owner and operator of nine different pharmacies in the New York City area, pled guilty on April 19, 2018 to participating in a health care fraud scheme that used his pharmacies to submit more than $8.5 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid. J... More...
   $0 (04-19-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Barry Poticha Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, IL - North Suburban Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Causing More Than $24 Million in Tax Losses from Fraudulent Tax Schemes

The bookkeeper for two Chicago-area staffing companies has admitted in federal court that he conspired to defraud the IRS for at least a decade by falsifying corporate tax returns and W-2 forms to reduce the taxes assessed against the companies and their owners.... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - IL)

Milton Rolando Paz v. The State of Texas

In February 2011, Appellant was the father to two young children, a thirteen
month-old girl and a one-month-old girl. During that month, Appellant’s wife had
to leave town for work. A friend agreed to care for the infant while the wife was
away. The wife’s work trip got extended. The friend caring for the infant had to
return her to Appellant because the friend also had to g... More...
   $0 (04-18-2018 - TX)

ESTATE OF WAYNE KENNETH DUCHENEAUX vs. DOUGLAS D. DUCHENEAUX SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

A detailed summary of the facts underlying this case are outlined in Estate of Ducheneaux v. Ducheneaux, 2015 S.D. 11, 861 N.W.2d 519. Wayne Ducheneaux died testate on November 18, 2011, leaving six children. On January 6, 2009, Wayne executed a will dividing his estate equally among his five
daughters1 while “intentionally making no provisions . . . for [his] son Douglas Ducheneaux,” with ... More...
   $0 (04-17-2018 - SD)

United States of America v. Aharon Aron Krkasharyan Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, CA - Former Employee of Southern California Ambulance Company Sentenced to Prison for Role in Medicare Fraud Scheme

A former employee of a Southern California ambulance company was sentenced on April 16, 2018 to 36 months in prison for his role in a scheme that resulted in more than $1.1 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare.

Acting Assistant Attorney General John... More...
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United States of America v. Patrick Clarke and Rudy Rodriguez Middle District of Florida - Orlando, Florida

Orlando, NY - Federal Court Bars Florida Tax Return Preparers from Preparing Tax Returns and Orders Them to Disgorge Ill-Gotten Gains

On April 16, a federal court in Orlando, Florida, ordered that Patrick Clarke disgorge $500,000, and Ruby Rodriguez disgorge $100,000, of the proceeds they received for the preparation of tax returns. Clarke and Rodriguez agreed to the orders. On Nov. 13,... More...
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United States of America v. Mary Elgin, Ethel Shelton, Steven Hunter and Alex Wheeler Northern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Lafayette, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Hammond

Hammond, IN - The United States of America charged Calumet Township Trustee employees Mary Elgin Ethel Shelton, 72, and Alex Wheeler, age 68, with:

Mary Elgin (1)
Office: Hammond Filed: 12/18/2014
County: Lake Terminated: Reopened:
Other Court Case: None

Count: 1 Citation: 18:1343.F Offense Level: 4
18:1343 WIRE FRAUD AND 18:1349 CONSPIRACY... More...
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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. JOSEPH RUTIGLIANO, PETER J. AJEMIAN,  MARIE BARAN, PETER J. LESNIEWSKI

The fraud scheme for which defendants stand convicted sought  to take advantage of a disability pension plan made available to LIRR 
16-3754-cr (L) United States v. Rutigliano  
employees  by  the  RRB.  The  LIRR’s  own  pension  plan  allowed  employees with 20 or more years of service to retire as early as age 50  and to receive payments equal to half their pre‐retirement income. ... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - )

United States of America v. Leon A. Smith Federal Courthouses - Eastern District of Kentucky - Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, KY - Former Wealth Manager Sentenced for Wire Fraud, Identity Theft, and Money Laundering

Leon A. Smith, a former wealth manager for professional athletes, was sentenced today to 51 months in federal prison for stealing nearly $1.3 million from his clients and misusing their identities.

U.S. District Court Judge Joseph M. Hood sentenced 45-year-old Smith, now of Bate... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - KY)

United States of America v. Clay Shelton Western District of Kentucky Federal Courthouse - Bowling Green, Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY - Owner Of U.S. Energy Partners, Inc. Of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Sentenced To Prison For Wire Fraud, Securities Fraud, And Money Laundering

Fraudulent Investment scam resulted in loss exceeding $1,000,000 for eleven partners

The owner of U.S. Energy Partners, Inc. of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was sentenced in United States District Court on April 9, 2018, by Dis... More...
   $0 (04-16-2018 - KY)

ARKANSAS COMMUNITY CORRECTION V. ANNETTE BARNES Arkansas Supreme Court

Barnes alleged in her complaint that she was terminated from her position with the
ACC for protesting discriminatory actions on behalf of her employer and participating in
an investigation designed to discover further discrimination. She alleged that her
termination was a violation of the Arkansas Whistle-Blower Act (“AWBA”) and asked for
damages, reinstatement, attorneys’ fees... More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - AR)

Adrian Jerome Parker v. The State of Texas

Adrian Jerome Parker rendered his open guilty plea to the trial court in Gregg County, on
all four counts of the indictment against him, and pled true to a sentence-enhancement allegation.
The trial court found Parker guilty of all four charges, found the enhancement allegation true, and
sentenced Parker to forty-five years’ imprisonment on each of Count I (engaging in organized More...
   $0 (04-15-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Patrick Morgan Schiro Eastern District of New York Courthouse - Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn, NY - Long Island Investment Portfolio Manager Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison for Scheme to Steal More Than $440,000 from Clients
Defendant Created Sham Investment Advising Business

On April 13, 2018, in federal court in Brooklyn, Patrick Morgan Schiro, a resident of Rockville Centre, New York, and the founder of Black Rock Morgan LLC (BRM), was sentenced by United States D... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Eric Erb Eastern District of New York Federal Courthouse - Central Islip, New York

Central Islip, NY - Former Long Island Investment Adviser Sentenced to 57 Months in Prison for Stealing $3 Million from Investors

On April 13, 2018, in federal court in Central Islip, New York, Eric Erb, a former investment adviser and hedge fund manager, was sentenced by United States District Judge Arthur D. Spatt to 57 months’ imprisonment to be followed by 3 years’ supervised release.... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - NY)

United States of America v. Stephen E. Stockman Southern District of Texas Courthouse - Houston, Texas

Houston, TX - Houston Jury Convicts Former U.S. Congressman

A federal jury convicted former U.S. Representative Stephen E. Stockman for orchestrating a scheme to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from charitable foundations and the individuals who ran those foundations to illegally finance Stockman’s campaigns for public office and to pay for his and others’ personal expenses. U.S. ... More...
   $0 (04-13-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Rotech Healthcare, Inc. Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont, TX - Rotech Agrees To Pay $9.68 Million To Settle False Claims Act Liability Related To Improper Billing For Portable Oxygen

Rotech Healthcare Inc., a Florida-based respiratory equipment supplier, agreed to pay $9.68 million for knowingly submitting false claims for portable oxygen contents to Medicare. As part of the settlement, Rotech admitted that it knowingly billed portab... More...
   $9680000 (04-13-2018 - TX)

Association for Accessible Medicines v. Brian E. Frosh, et al. District of Maryland Federal Courthouse - Baltimore, Maryland

The Association for Accessible Medicines (“AAM”) appeals the district court’s dismissal of its dormant commerce clause challenge to a Maryland statute prohibiting price gouging in the sale of prescription drugs. AAM also appeals the district court’s refusal to enjoin enforcement of the statute on the basis that it is unconstitutionally vague. We hold that the statute violates the dormant commerce ... More...   $0 (04-13-2018 - MD)

Cheryl Currid v. Coit Cleaning & Restoration Services First District Court of Appeals of Texas - Houston, Texas

This is an appeal from a reformed decree of divorce and property division rendered after a bench trial. In his first, second, and third issues, appellant, Troy Lee Christensen, argues that the trial court abused its discretion by dividing the marital property between appellee, Christina Christensen, and himself because the division
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was not a fair and equitable apportionment of the commun... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - TX)

United States of America v. Roshaun J. Terry Central District of Illinois Federal Courthouse - Rock Island, Illinois

Rock Island, IL - Four-Year Prison Sentence for Filing False Income Tax Returns Highlights Consequences for Tax Crimes

The sentencing on April 12, 2018 of a Rock Island, Ill., woman for preparing false tax returns to generate refunds serves to highlight the potential serious legal consequences for running afoul of the tax laws.

This afternoon, U.S. District Judge Sara Darrow sent... More...
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United States of America v. Herzel Meiri and Amir Meiri Southern District of New York - New York, New York

New York, NY - Father And Son Plead Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

HERZEL MEIRI and AMIR MEIRI pled guilty on April 10, 2018 to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud before the U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos, in connection with their scheme to fraudulently induce distressed homeowners to sell their homes for little or no consideration to a company they owned and controlled. ... More...
   $0 (04-12-2018 - NY)

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