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Portola Valley man sentenced to 18 months in bank fraud scheme: SAN FRANCISCO — A Portola Valley man was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud banks through short sales of rental properties in Hawaii, all using the stolen identity of a dead person, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. In addition, Mark Migdal, 72, was …: Google Alert – Fraud

3 charged in mail theft, bank fraud scheme: Three people are charged in a scheme involving fraudulent checks and possession of stolen mail from hundreds of Alaskans. According to … Overall, there were 11 counts of bank fraud, 11 counts of aggravated identity theft, and one count each possession of stolen mail and conspiracy filed in the case.: Google Alert – Fraud

SEC Charges Third Centra Co-Founder With Fraud: The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that Centra Tech Inc. co-founder, Raymond Trapani, has been charged with fraud charges resulting from the SEC's investigations into Centra's controversial $ 32 million USD initial coin offering (ICO). Mr. Trapani is the third …: Google Alert – Fraud

Chinatown bakery owner sentenced to prison for food stamp fraud: The owner of a Chinatown bakery was sentenced Tuesday for food stamp fraud and ordered to pay back nearly $ 750,000 in restitution, prosecutors said. Xi Xian Lei, the owner of Meisum Bakery, was given one year and one day in federal prison, and one year of supervised release, according to a …: Google Alert – Fraud

FBI Serves Warrants in Hollywood Bank Fraud Scheme: Authorities Tuesday served warrants in the Hollywood area and arrested five people suspected in a bank fraud scheme that employed devices used to steal information at automated teller machines. "Three of four defendants charged in a federal criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, …: Google Alert – Fraud

Spokane man sentenced for bank fraud conspiracy: SPOKANE, Wash. – A Spokane man was sentenced Tuesday to 12 months in federal prison for bank fraud conspiracy. Brendon M. McCullough, 22, from Spokane, was sentenced Tuesday after having pleaded guilty on July 20, 2017, to conspiracy to commit bank fraud. McCullough was sentenced to 12 …: Google Alert – Fraud

Biotech CEO, two associates accused by US of securities fraud: BOSTON (Reuters) – The chief executive of a biotech company that said it was developing a non-opiate pain treatment was arrested along with two associates on Tuesday on U.S. charges that he misled investors and participated in a stock manipulation scheme. Federal prosecutors in Boston said …: Google Alert – Fraud

Haines City woman sent to federal prison over Social Security fraud: HAINES CITY — A Haines City woman was sentenced to 15 months in a federal prison and forced to repay more than $ 117,000 for Social Security fraud, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Arritta Spence, 48, pleaded guilty to charges Dec. 4. Spence was sentenced in a Tampa federal court by …: Google Alert – Fraud

Fraud against small businesses has cost 50000 UK jobs, new study shows: “The staggering cost of these crimes can stop a small business from investing in new jobs, training or equipment, in turn boosting local economies.” In a bid to educate businesses on how to tackle cybercrime and protect themselves from fraud, Barclays has brought former England and Arsenal defender …: Google Alert – Fraud

Defense attacks prosecution case in bank execs fraud trial: WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Defense attorneys are continuing to hammer away at prosecutors' claims in the federal fraud and conspiracy trial of four former Wilmington Trust Corporation executives. In closing arguments Tuesday, defense attorneys attacked the prosecution's star witness as a serial liar …: Google Alert – Fraud