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Ex-California hospital owner sentenced for $600M fraud plan

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Ex-California hospital owner sentenced for 0M fraud plan: The former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach was sentenced to federal prison on Friday for running a $ 600 million workers compensation fraud scheme. Michael Drobot, 73, was sentenced Friday to 63 months in prison and fined $ 500,000. Earlier this week, he was ordered to forfeit $ 10 million to …: Google Alert – Fraud

Man who posed as attorney pleads no contest in real estate fraud case: A man who posed as an attorney and acted as a foreclosure consultant pleaded no contest Friday in Sacramento Superior Court to forgery, grand theft and filing false documents. Dennis Joseph Giacopetti, also known as Dennis Jacopetti, also admitted to an aggravated white-collar crime enhancement …: Google Alert – Fraud

Ex-California hospital owner sentenced for huge fraud: The former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach is going to prison for helping bilk the government in a $ 600 million fraud scheme. Seventy-three-year-old Michael Drobot was sentenced Friday to 63 months in prison and must forfeit $ 10 million to the government. Federal prosecutors say that Drobot …: Google Alert – Fraud

Fraud trial against former Starkey executives starts Tuesday: Because the allegations of fraud, conspiracy and theft are complicated, the trial before Judge John Tunheim in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis is expected to take at least six weeks. But because of logistical problems caused by the Super Bowl — which will be played on Feb. 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium …: Google Alert – Fraud

Court upholds conviction in mortgage fraud case: At his third trial in Las Vegas, he was convicted of eight counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit bank, mail and wire fraud. The appeals court rejected arguments by Depue that a juror who became ill was improperly dismissed during deliberations at the trial and that his sentence was excessive.: Google Alert – Fraud

Customers who sign up to 'open banking' revolution where they share details in the hope of better …: The 'open banking' revolution that encourages customers to share their details in the hope of better deals on everything from broadband to gas bills puts them at risk from fraudsters, experts warned last night. From today, current account holders will be able to give permission for their personal data to be …: Google Alert – Fraud

Judge delays ruling in fight to unseal documents and racist recordings in Pilot Flying J fraud trial: The news organizations' bid for public access to those records comes in the ongoing wire and mail fraud conspiracy trial of former Pilot Flying J President Mark Hazelwood and three subordinates – former vice president Scott “Scooter” Wombold and former regional account representatives Heather …: Google Alert – Fraud

2nd District candidate appears in court on fraud charges: Shaun Brown, a Democratic candidate in the 2nd Congressional District, appeared in federal court Friday to answer to charges of fraud and theft of government property that were filed against her in December. Brown, 58, made her initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Douglas Miller in Norfolk.: Google Alert – Fraud

Two Men Charged With Fraud In Connection With Hurricane Sandy Cleanup: Two Men Charged With Fraud In Connection With Hurricane Sandy Cleanup. Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security …: Google Alert – Fraud

Northwestern DA's office awarded K to crackdown on insurance fraud: NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The Northwestern District Attorney's office was awarded thousands of dollars to crackdown on insurance fraud. The Insurance Fraud Bureau gave the DA's office a $ 25,000 grant to support efforts to identify and prosecute schemers who commit auto insurance fraud.: Google Alert – Fraud