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  • CEO of Multibillion-dollar Software Company Indicted for Decades-long Tax Evasion and Wire Fraud Schemes

    10/16/2020 10:04:06 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 27 replies
    justice.gov ^ | October 15, 2020 | Department of Justice
    Allegedly Used Secret Swiss and Bermudian Bank Accounts in Scheme to Conceal Approximately Two Billion Dollars of Capital Gains Income A federal grand jury in San Francisco, California, returned a 39 count indictment charging Robert T. Brockman, the Chief Executive Officer of an Ohio-based software company, with tax evasion, wire fraud, money laundering, and other offenses, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Tax Division, U.S. Attorney David L. Anderson for the Northern District of California, and Chief of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Jim Lee. The charges stem from an alleged decades-long scheme...
  • Department of Justice Begins Second Distribution of Funds Recovered Through Asset Forfeiture to Compensate Victims of Western Union Fraud Scheme, Bringing Total to Over $300 Million

    09/24/2020 10:49:26 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies
    justice.gov ^ | September 23, 2020 | Department of Justice
    The Department of Justice announced today that the Western Union Remission Fund began its second distribution of approximately $148 million in funds forfeited to the U.S. government from the Western Union Company (Western Union) to approximately 33,000 victims located in the United States and abroad. These victims, many of whom were elderly victims of consumer fraud and abuse, will be recovering the full amount of their losses.This is the second in a series of payment distributions to occur in the Western Union remission.  The first distribution paid approximately $153 million to over 109,000 victims in March of this year. ...
  • Former Cleveland Clinic Employee and Chinese Thousand Talents Participant Arrested for Wire Fraud

    05/14/2020 2:18:28 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    justice.gov ^ | May 14, 2020 | Doj
    Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman of the Northern District of Ohio, and FBI Cleveland Special Agent in Charge Eric B. Smith announced a former Cleveland Clinic employee was arrested yesterday without incident by law enforcement and had his initial court appearance today.Dr. Qing Wang, a former Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) employee, is charged with false claims and wire fraud related to more than $3.6 million in grant funding that Dr. Wang and his research group received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). According to the criminal complaint, Dr. Wang knowingly...
  • Philadelphia Return Preparer Convicted of Tax Fraud Used Minors Identities to be Claimed as Dependents

    03/02/2020 9:47:45 AM PST · by ransomnote · 24 replies
    justice.gov ^ | February 28, 2020 | DOJ
    A federal jury in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, found Nvahbulai Quisiah guilty today of conspiracy to defraud the United States, preparing false client tax returns, wire fraud, and identity theft, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.According to the evidence presented at trial, Quisiah owned and operated First Premier Tax Service, a tax return preparation business in Philadelphia.  From 2010 through 2017, Quisiah falsified clients tax returns by claiming false dependents, itemized deductions, and business losses to fraudulently increase the refunds...
  • Liberal media reaction to Michael Avenatti conviction slammed as Orwellian, appalling

    02/17/2020 10:21:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2020 | Brian Flood
    Some members of the mainstream media have issued mea culpas for building up now-disgraced attorney Michael Avenatti, while others have shirked responsibility and some have even blamed President Trump but it all falls flat for critics who watched his rise from lawyer for a porn star to potential Democratic presidential candidate. Avenatti, who represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against President Trump, appeared on CNN and MSNBC a combined 229 times over two years, according to the Media Research Center. CNNs Brian Stelter was Avenattis biggest cheerleader, once declaring that he was a serious contender to...
  • Democrats Make Up Wire Fraud Charge To Criminally Indict Trump - Suggest 20 YEARS

    12/16/2019 10:08:00 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    GP ^ | 12/16/19 | Jim Hoft
    This is absolutely STUNNING!Even for Democrats! These people are attempting a communist takeover of America!!The House Judiciary Committee released a 169-page report in the dead of the night Monday alleging President Trump committed criminal acts including bribery and wire fraud.  As Cristina Laila reported — The report will accompany the two very broad articles of impeachment that will be voted on this week, likely on Wednesday.Of course, they made the criminal charges up this past weekend after voting in committee on two bogus charges:1.) Abuse of power – a very broad charge that means nothing2.) Obstruction of Congress – a made up crime. It...
  • Mark Lambert, transportation company CEO involved in Uranium One, convicted today.

    11/22/2019 8:23:33 PM PST · by struggle · 10 replies
    DOJ ^ | 11/22/2019 | struggle
    Mark Lambert, 54, of Mount Airy, Maryland, was charged in an 11-count indictment with one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering. The charges stem from an alleged scheme to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russias State Atomic Energy Corporation and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies worldwide, in order to secure contracts...
  • Wire Fraud Charge Prompts MD Lawnaker Tawanna Gaines To Resign

    10/11/2019 9:25:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Bowie, MD Patch ^ | October 8, 2019 | Kristin Danley-Greiner
    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD Maryland state lawmaker Tawanna Gaines, a Democrat from Prince George's County, has abruptly resigned after being suspected of using money she raised for her reelection campaign for personal use. She submitted her resignation to House Speaker Adrienne Jones on Friday, Oct. 4. She now faces a federal wire fraud charge. Gaines, 67, has served in the Maryland House of Delegates since 2001 and, according to the AP, defrauded her campaign and its contributors of more than $22,000 from at least January 2015 through April 2018. "After much thought and consideration, I have decided to submit...
  • Michael Avenatti pleads not guilty in federal wire, bank fraud case

    04/29/2019 11:41:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 29, 2019 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang
    Michael Avenatti, the former attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he allegedly stole millions of dollars from his clients, failed to pay taxes and lied in bankruptcy cases. The 48-year-old Avenatti, who was indicted earlier this month on 36 counts including wire and bank fraud, appeared in federal court for an arraignment in Santa Ana, California on Monday. Asked to enter a plea, Avenatti told the judge, "Not guilty to all charges." The trial is set to begin on June 25 with a status hearing scheduled for June 15. Prosecutors accused Avenatti...
  • Democrat awaiting corruption trial found dead; autopsy planned

    09/28/2018 5:26:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    A former Massachusetts state senator awaiting trial on federal corruption charges was found dead in his home Thursday.. The body of former state Sen. Brian A. Joyce, 56, was found by his wife, the Bristol County District Attorney's office said in a statement. The DAs office said foul play was ruled out .. ... The Democrat, who served as assistant majority leader, was first elected in 1998. Joyce left the Senate after not seeking re-election in 2016 amid the federal probe. ... In December 2017, Joyce was named in a 113-count indictment charging him with racketeering, extortion, wire fraud and...
  • AWAN WALKS

    08/11/2018 2:24:32 AM PDT · by Rabin · 34 replies
    power line ^ | JULY 3, 2018 | SCOTT JOHNSON
    Debbys Awan, & Robs magnificent nine. Free snipp HTTP://DAILYCALLER.COM/2018/06/04/WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ-AWAN-ISLAMOPHOBE/ WASSERMAN SCHULTZ SCREAMED AT HOUSE OFFICIALS TO KILL HACKING PROBE, INTERVENED IN PAKISTANI CRIMINAL MATTER // snipp // https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/cyber/iranian-mabna-hackers On February 7, 2018, a grand jury sitting in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, indicted nine (non DWS) Iranian nationals for their alleged involvement in computer intrusion, wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft offenses. //snipp// State-Sponsored Cyber Theft Nine (non DWS)Iranians Charged in Massive Hacking Campaign on Behalf of Iran Government https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/nine-iranians-charged-in-hacking-scheme-032318
  • Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud, conspiracy

    06/16/2018 10:09:03 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/16/18 | By Ken Sweet
    Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought charges against the company's former second-in-command. Holmes, who was once considered a wunderkind of Silicon Valley, and her former Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Balwani, are charged with two counts conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud each, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California said late Friday. If convicted, they could face prison sentences that would keep them behind bars for the rest...
  • Huma Abedin's family under federal investigation

    04/27/2017 9:42:28 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 72 replies
    WND ^ | April 27, 2017 | Paul Sperry
    While Hillary Clinton loyal aide Huma Abedin was reportedly sidelined in the final stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign as a result of Abedins husbands child-porn scandal, she was potentially an even greater liability than known. It turns out Anthony Weiner wasnt the only family member under investigation. In fact, the U.S. Justice Department has been actively prosecuting two other Abedin family members for conspiracy, wire fraud and securities fraud and she along with the State Department, where she previously worked for Clinton, are mentioned in the federal case, court records show. Other documents reveal the same allegedly...
  • IRS, FBI Agents Raid State Senator's Law Office

    02/16/2017 10:52:22 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 18 replies
    WOAI - San Antonio ^ | 2/15/17 | Jim Forsyth
    FBI and IRS agents today conducted an operation at the law office of State Senator Carlos Uresti, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports. The operation took place at Uresti's private law office on Quincy Street, just off I-35 on the north end of downtown.An FBI agent confirmed only that agents are conducting 'lawful law enforcement activity' at the office. They are being assisted by San Antonio Police, officers are keeping bystanders at bay.It is not clear what the agents are looking for. The IRS has not returned a call seeking comment. Developing
  • 3rd ex-Rhode Island lawmaker in 11 days charged criminally

    01/23/2017 2:01:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2017 4:33 PM EST | Michelle R. Smith
    A former Rhode Island state lawmaker has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges, becoming the third former House member in 11 days to be charged with criminal conduct and prompting the U.S. attorney to decry the states political culture. The charges filed against Democrat Ray Gallison in federal court Monday include mail fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and filing false tax returns. Gallison, an attorney, acknowledged taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from a dead mans estate and other misconduct. This says something about our political culture here, which I think should get our attention, U.S. Attorney Peter...
  • Portrait of a U.S. Vigilante in Afghanistan

    07/11/2004 11:40:35 AM PDT · by Archangelsk · 8 replies · 927+ views
    NY Times ^ | 071104 | By DAVID ROHDE
    KABUL, Afghanistan, July 10 - Journalists remember him as Jack, an eccentric, heavily armed and at times, it seemed, dangerously unbalanced, middle-aged former American Special Forces soldier, who appeared in Afghanistan in the fall of 2001. Surrounded by armed Afghan guards and rumors that he worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, he quickly rose to prominence. In the next two years, he was interviewed by Fox and CBS News, helped write a book called "The Hunt for bin Laden" and said he had discovered evidence in Afghanistan that linked Iraq to Al Qaeda. This week, Jack, a convicted felon...
  • Clinton Superdelegate Chaka Fattah Found Guilty on Corruption Charges

    06/21/2016 3:34:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    FreeBeacon.com ^ | 6/21/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.), a Hillary Clinton superdelegate, was convicted on Tuesday on corruption charges stemming from a racketeering conspiracy in which the congressman and four associates misappropriated thousands of dollars from federal, campaign, and charitable sources. Fattah and four associates were indicted in July 2015 on 29 corruption charges including racketeering, bribery, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and falsification of records, among other charges. The Department of Justice said Fattah took an illegal $1 million loan from his failed Philadelphia mayoral bid in 2007 and disguised it as a loan to his consulting company. At...
  • Top Clinton aide reportedly received overpayments at State Department (Falsified Timesheets)

    08/01/2015 5:13:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/1/15 | Fox News
    One of Hillary Clintons top aides was reportedly overpaid by nearly $10,000 because of violations of rules that govern vacation and sick time during her time as an official in the State Department, according to investigators. The Washington Post reports the finding emerged on Friday after Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley sent letters to Secretary of State John Kerry, among others, about an investigation into possible criminal conduct by Huma Abedin over her pay.
  • U.S. Weighs Wire-Fraud Charge Against General Motors

    06/09/2015 10:21:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 9, 2015 | CHRISTOPHER M. MATTHEWS & MIKE SPECTOR
    Charge stems from auto makers failure to recall vehicles equipped with defective ignition switchThe U.S. Justice Department is weighing charging General Motors Co. with criminal wire fraud stemming from the auto makers failure to recall millions of vehicles equipped with a defective ignition switch, said people familiar with the matter. Federal prosecutors in New York are focusing on the charge after determining GM likely made misleading statements and concealed information about the faulty switch, now linked to more than 100 deaths, the people said. They are hoping to reach a settlement with the company by the end of summer or...
  • Feds: Yee shook down NFL team, 'Shrimpboy' headed organized crime group (shoulder fired missiles)

    07/25/2014 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 7/25/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** At one meeting with an undercover FBI agent, Jackson allegedly told Yee that the agent knew the owner of an NFL team. Yee then told the agent about a pending law that would limit NFL players from filing workers' compensation claims in the state if they played for out of state teams. Yee told the agent that he should "convey this information to the owner of the NFL team" with an offer of help from Yee. Asked about the cost of such a vote, Yee reportedly said, "Oh no...we gotta drag it out, man. We gotta juice this thing."...