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Vancouver Man Who Promised Riches to Investors Committed Fraud, Panel Says: In a case that highlights Canada's struggle to quash financial crime, a prominent immigration consultant and political donor in Vancouver's wealthy Chinese community has been found to have committed fraud, the British Columbia Securities Commission announced on Wednesday. A commission panel …: Google Alert – Fraud

How to avoid and detect Elder fraud: The Police Department is providing this link with information about how to avoid and detect Elder fraud. As Christmas season approaches there are more opportunities with family around to talk about this topic. This is provided as an information piece only and as a way to learn more about the topic.: Google Alert – Fraud

Google lies about click-fraud refunds and tried to destroy us – ad biz: AdTrader, an online ad agency, has accused Google of reneging on promised ad payments, stealing clients, and fraud. In a complaint filed in a US district court in San Jose, California, on Wednesday, the ad biz claimed Google failed to refund almost $ 500,000 paid to place ads on websites that drove …: Google Alert – Fraud

Ex-polygamous sect leader gets nearly 5 years in fraud case: The sentencing of Lyle Jeffs closes the book on a major government bust that took several years to investigate, culminating in February 2016 with fraud and money laundering charges against him and 10 other group members. Lyle Jeffs was accused of being the ring-leader of a scheme that diverted …: Google Alert – Fraud

Man Sentenced to 42 Months for Fraud Scheme: MADISON, WIS. — Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that James Kolf, 64, Mauston, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William Conley to 42 months in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering. Kolf, formerly a registered …: Google Alert – Fraud

Lyle Jeffs, ex-polygamous sect leader, gets nearly five years in fraud case: SALT LAKE CITY — A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial. U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart said during a hearing in Salt Lake …: Google Alert – Fraud

North Louisiana car dealer pleads in fraud case: SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Louisiana car dealer has pleaded guilty in a bank fraud case. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook, in a news release Wednesday, said 41-year-old Larry Wayne Toms Jr., of Benton, pleaded guilty to taking out fake loans for three cars that …: Google Alert – Fraud

Polygamist sect leader Jeff Warrens jailed for food fraud scheme: A former leader of a breakaway polygamous Mormon sect has been given a nearly five-year sentence for fraud and fleeing house arrest in Utah. Lyle Jeffs admitted to orchestrating what authorities have called the nation's largest scheme to defraud the federal food benefits programme. He was arrested …: Google Alert – Fraud

Alumna and Faculty Member Chelsea Binns Publishes Landmark Book on Fraud Hotlines: Chelsea Binns, assistant professor in the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management, has written the first book on fraud hotlines ever published. Binns, who graduated from John Jay with both her MA and PhD in Criminal Justice, is a licensed private investigator and certified fraud …: Google Alert – Fraud

Michigan Legislature cuts fines after jobless fraud fiasco: (AP) — The Michigan Legislature on Wednesday unanimously voted to cut what are believed to be the nation's highest financial penalties for collecting excessive unemployment benefits, finalizing bills that were proposed after more than 40,000 people were wrongly accused of fraud in a two-year period.: Google Alert – Fraud